ORIGIN | California
GRAPES | 86% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Trieb (organic) and Lloyd (sustainable) Vineyards in Alexander Valley, the Prior (organic), Shamwary (certified organic), and Morrison (certified organic) Vineyards in Sonoma Valley, and Puma Springs (certified organic and biodynamic) in Dry Creek Valley, 12% Merlot from the Morrison (certified organic) Vineyard in Sonoma Valley, and 2% Malbec from J Rickards Vineyard (sustainable) in Alexander Valley.
TASTING NOTES | Aromas of strawberry, raspberry, ripe plum, licorice, baking spice and mint, all tinged with smoke (rather fitting given the name). The wine tastes smooth and medium-bodied. Fresh fruit flavors (cherry, strawberry, blueberry and a little cranberry), good earthiness, a little leather and spice and lots of pepper lead into the mouth-drying finish. The wine ends dry with lingering sweet fruit, pepper and perhaps a hint of tobacco.
ABOUT THE WINEMAKER | Camp Wines were created by the Hobo Wine Co. in 2011 to showcase the quality and value of Sonoma County wine. They work with top growers and vineyard managers in very high quality and responsibly farmed, though lesser known, vineyards throughout Sonoma County to produce delicious, approachable, and affordable wines.