Hunnicutt Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Notes on the Hunnicutt Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2004 : NVWE NOTES: This already engaging Cab has gradually expansive aromas of dark red cherry, vanilla, cinnamon and red plums. It is a bit brighter and more focused on the mouth, where red cherry, plum, red licorice and vanilla meat in a supple harmony. Very appealing now, it has just a bit of "mountain fruit" stiffness that should smooth out completely, over the year year os so. A blend of 62% St. Helena and 38% Spring Mt fruit. 350 cases produced. 330 cases produced.HUNNICUTT CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY 2004
Had a bottle of the 2005 Hunnicutt Zin and Cab and I felt for the money both bottles where outstanding. I think this winery is a sleeper just like thier other wine DR Stephens.
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Justin Hunnicutt Stephens and Kirk Venge grew up together as kids in St. Helena. Kirk’s dad, Nils Venge, worked at Villa Mt. Eden and Groth before launching his own Saddleback Cellars in 1984. Kirk worked with his dad, went to UC Davis to study viticulture and oenology, and moved to New Zealand to work in a winery there before returning to Napa Valley in 2000. Together with his dad they built the Venge winery, where Kirk today is winemaker. It was without hesitation, then, that when Justin decided to produce his own wine he asked Kirk to be his winemaker. Justin graduated form UC Berkeley and went to work in commercial real estate before getting the wine bug. When he got it, the first move he made was to work crush at Miner Family Winery. From there he continued on to Saddleback Cellars and Seavey before launching his own wine. He concurrently functions as general manager of his family’s label, D. R. Stephens Estate. Hunnicutt focuses on small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Sauvignon Blanc.The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (325 cases produced) is full-bodied, seamless, and elegant, with notes of cassis, cranberry, raspberry, red licorice, tar, and vanilla.