Hunnicutt Cabernet 2015

Hunnicutt Cabernet 2015

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Producer Hunnicutt Wines
Country USA
Region Napa, CA
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot
Vintage 2015

 

The thing that distinguished Cabernet Sauvignon as the dominant varietal in Napa is its ability to take on distinct and diverse characteristics based on subtle variations in soil, temperature, light and moisture. This is most apparent to us as we sit around our blending table, tasting the individual lots that will eventually be blended to become our Napa Cab. Many of the vineyards that we work with are only a stone’s throw away from each other, however each is distinct and each new vintage is a new puzzle to decipher. 2015 as a vintage was a blessing and a curse, the drought had continued into its fourth year and that combined with cold weather during the early spring meant that the fruit set was 30%-40% below average. As often happens however, when quantity is down the quality of the fruit is able to shine through and this was definitely the case this vintage.

In the glass, rich aromas of blackberry, crème de cassis and chocolate covered cherries mingle with a flinty minerality and hints of anise. This wine has an abundant entry with lush red and black fruit notes, showcasing the interplay of Cabernet and Merlot in the blend. Subtle expressions of oak, espresso and caramel rise up in the mid-palate and form a beautifully structured finish of fine grain dusty tannins.

 

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