There were a number of candidates for Cameron Hughes’ biggest release of the year. Ultimately, the deserving winner – a producer of the highest Napa Valley pedigree, was Lot 555 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
($29). Fruit from this exclusive release hails from a very famous Rutherford producer and one of Napa’s blue chip wine families. In addition to this elite Rutherford fruit, additional character and charm come via a couple prime vineyards in Oakville, Yountville and Coombsville. Tying it all together is the watchful eye of one of Napa Valley’s more famous consulting winemakers… A sublime Napa Valley Cabernet from the incredible 2012 vintage. Too good to be true? Not for Cameron Hughes.