Those of you who follow The Wine Bargain Sleuth regularly are undoubtedly familiar with Cameron Hughes’ terrific value wines.   In fact, it is fair to say that we could easily feature a Cameron Hughes wine as a recommended Value Wine each month.  Savvy wine sleuths understand the value that all Cameron Hughes wines bring in terms of bang for your hard earned buck, and the Lot 403 2012 Russian River Valley Pinot is no exception.  Retailing for $18 in stores or on the website,, this is a classic, bold Pinot Noir from Russian River.  Lot 403 has classic dark cherry and cola notes, with a bit of raspberry for a little zing, followed by an earthy, polished finish that will stand up to turkey, whether roasted or deep fried, as well as ham or salmon.  This is no watery, wimpy Pinot for your table. As with virtually every Cameron Hughes wine I have sampled, the Lot 403 2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir far outdrinks its price point.  Your guests will keep asking for just one more glass.   Time to stock up for the holidays!