Accolades


Recent Press

96 – HUNNICUTT 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford AVA:
In the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherfod AVA, one can almost see the classic Rutherford old-style of BV private reserves in this bottle of Hunnicutt 2013. This is a fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon with notes of truffle, black cherry liqueur crème de cassis, licorice and full-bodied opulence. This is a super-duper wine that should age effortlessly for 25-30 or more years.
– Robert Parker

95 – HUNNICUTT 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:
Hunnicutt’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot & 3% Petit Verdot, is stunning. Overseen by winemaker Kirk Venge, the son of legendary Nils Venge, this 568-case cuvée a is terrific. Sweet blackberry fruits jump from the glass, the wine broad, savory and full-bodied with beautiful purity and intensity. It’s also a great value in Napa Cabernet Sauvignon given the quality. Drink it over the next 20 years.
– Robert Parker

90 – HUNNICUTT 2013 Chardonnay: 
With a buoyant percentage of Sonoma Coast fruit added to that of Napa Valley, this is a minerality-driven wine, vibrant in the glass from start to finish, softly layered and generously expressive. Amid the suggestion of ocean salt, it offers a mix of lemon citrus and chiffon, teetering between bright and ripe.
– V.B. Wine Enthusiast


Past Accolades

95 – HUNNICUTT 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 9-3-5:
A pretty nose of violet, licorice, currant, mineral and plum. The ebullient rich and polished palate offers beautiful structure and bottomless fruit. A real surprise and worth seeking out.  Drink 2016 – 2026.
– Doug Wilder, Purely Domestic Wine Report

94 – HUNNICUTT 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, 9-3-5:
A worthy followup to the splendid 2008 and 2009 vintages, this 100% Cabernet is a blend of grapes from St. Helena, Rutherford and Oakville. It defines Napa Cabernet with lush, intricate and complex favors of blackberry jam, cassis liqueur, milk chocolate and caramelized oak that finish dry and long. The tannins are refined, but thick. This is a wine for the cellar. Start enjoying it after 2017.
– S.H. Wine Enthusiast

94 – HUNNICUTT 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, 9-3-5:
This barrel selection aptly defines HUNNICUTT’s style of ripe, sweetly concentrated fruit. It’s enormous in blackberry and cherry notes, yet has layers of herb, spice and oak that prevent it from being a mere fruit bomb. Sourced from St. Helena, Rutherford and Oakville grapes, it’s a fancy wine to drink over the next eight years with great beef entrees.
– S.H. Wine Enthusiast

93 – HUNNICUTT 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:
Superbly ripe, with gorgeous blackberry jam, crème de cassis and toasted oak flavors. It defines the modern style of Cabernet. Although it’s very tannic, its richness will tempt you to drink it right away. – S.H. Wine Enthusiast

95 – HUNNICUTT 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville AVA:
Strong Oakville tannins mark this 100% Cabernet, although they’re so ripley sweet, you can negotiate them now, especially considering the opulence of the fruit. Blackberries, cassis and dark chocolate just begin to describe the flavors. They’re as sweet as a dessert pastry, but the finish is utterly dry, a magic trick the best red wines pull off. Beauitful now after decanting, and should develop through 2018. – S.H. Wine Enthusiast

95 – HUNNICUTT 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford AVA:
Made from 100% Cabernet, this wine hits all the right notes. It’s fantastically rich and ripe, with flavors of sweet cherries, cassis and dark chocolate, while oak brings delicious notes of buttered toast. The tannins are complex, but so soft you can enjoy this wine now, although it should develop for at least a decade.
– S.H. Wine Enthusiast


Our Scores

96 Points
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford AVA
 
95 Points
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 9-3-5
2009 Fearless Red
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford AVA
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville AVA
 
94 Points
 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford AVA
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford AVA
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, 9-3-5
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, 9-3-5
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, 9-3-5
2008 Fearless Red
2008 Chardonnay
2002 Zinfandel
 
93 Points
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford AVA
2010 Cabernet Franc, St. Helena AVA
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain District AVA
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
2009 Chardonnay
2009 Zinfandel
 
92 Points
2010 Chardonnay
2007 Fearless Red
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
2003 Zinfandel
 
91 Points
2012 Zinfandel
2012 Chardonnay
2010 Zinfandel
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
2007 Zinfandel
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