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Review: 2017 Cameron Hughes Lot 631 Pinot Gris and Lot 639 Rose

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A pair of new wines — both dirt cheap — from the recently revived Cameron Hughes are here. Let’s taste.

2017 Cameron Hughes Lot 631 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley – Bold mango up front, then a somewhat sweet marshmallow character as the palate grabs hold. Lightly floral throughout, it’s a fairly classic expression of pinot gris, though a bit sweet on the back end for my tastes. B+ / $12

2017 Cameron Hughes Lot 639 Rose Arroyo Seco Monterey County – A rose made from Valdigui√©, which I had not heard of before today. (It’s often known as Napa Gamay in California.) The pictures of strawberries sent to us by Cameron Hughes are no joke; there’s an embarrassment of these berries here, with a spray of fresh florals on top of it all. Definitely designed as an aperitif — or for your average rose-soaked bachelorette party. B / $13

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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