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Hunnicutt

Hunnicutt
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$50.00
Cellar Selection

Hunnicutt
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Violet black color. Rich aromas and flavors of mocha cream, berry pie a la mode, and toffee with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and an even, long finish with shades of pistachio nougat, brown spices, cedar, and minerals with silky tannins and moderate oak. A delicious, voluptuous, and elegant cabernet that is drinking brilliantly now.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: mocha cream, berry pie a la mode, and toffee
Taste Flavor: pistachio nougat, brown spices, cedar, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Filet Mignon, Lamb Tagine, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, voluptuous, and elegant cabernet that is drinking brilliantly now.
The Producer

Hunnicutt Wine Co.

The Producer
3524 Silverado Trl N
St. Helena, CA 94574
USA
1 707-963-2911
Cabernet Sauvignon
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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.