• SumoMe

The Hunt Family decided to name their vineyard, “Destiny Vineyards,” in honor of their new baby girl, Destiny, who was born in 1996. Its first planting consists of: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Syrah, Cab Franc, Viognier and Zinfandel. 

Grape(s): Petite Sirah

Region: Paso Robles

Year: 2007

Special Designation: Irresistible

Price: 40-45

Review:

A bouquet of black cherries, plums, and sweet blueberries with accents of all-spice, pie crust, and black licorice rises up from the nose. The palate offers flavors of cherry, plum, and boysenberry along with highlights of clove, anise, and dark chocolate. A smooth, layered red that’s not your typical Petite Sirah.

Rating: 93

Grape(s): Syrah

Region: Paso Robles

Year: 2007

Special Designation: Serenade

Price: 35-40

Review:

A bouquet of plums, raspberries, pomegranates, damp earth, and spice rises up from a glass. Flavors of blackberry, plum, and pomegranate meld with suggestions of truffles, coffee, and spice. A rich Syrah, with excellent structure, that will age beautifully, we’d lay it down for a year or two. If you can’t wait, give it time to open and enjoy with a hearty meal.

Rating: 94 +

 

Grape(s): Syrah

Region: Paso Robles

Year: 2008

Special Designation: Serenade

Price: 35-40

Review:

Aromatics of plums, blackberries, and pomegranates meld with notes of spice, earth, and coffee. A sip unfurls flavors of plum and dark berries that flow into hints of spice, bacon, and earth. A solid structure, great aging potential, and a fine balance, distinguish this Syrah. Fans of rich, dark reds will enjoy this wine.

Rating: 93+

Grape(s): Pinot Noir

Region: Paso Robles

Year: 2009

Special Designation: Inspiration

Price: 40-45

Review:

Aromatics of cherries, raspberries, and strawberries, mingle with hints of bacon and chocolate on the nose. A sip reveals flavors of bright red berries that unfold into suggestions of dark chocolate, cola, and vanilla. A light, fairly lively Pinot, it’s elegant yet still complex.

Rating: 94

Grape(s): Mourvedre, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah

Region: Paso Robles

Year: 2007

Special Designation: Mystery

Price: 35-40

Review:

Aromas of plums, boysenberry and cherry, come together with suggestions of rosemary and caramel. Flavors of plum, blackberry, and cherry meld with notes of vanilla, smoky oak, and spice. A rich, concentrated red, it offers a nice balance of fruit and spice that makes the wine very enjoyable.

Rating: 93+

Grape(s): Sangiovese

Region: Paso Robles

Year: 2008

Special Designation: Rhapsody

Price: 45-50

Review:

Aromas of strawberries and cranberries meld with suggestions of leather and honey on the nose. A sip reveals flavors of cherry and strawberry that unfold into notes of spice, earth, and sweet oak. An elegant red, with lively flavors and a bit more body than most Sangioveses, fans of plush tannins and a dry finish will enjoy this bottle. Drink it with food now or cellar it for a year. The wine will only get better.

Rating: 92+

Grape(s): Merlot

Region: Paso Robles

Year: 2008

Special Designation: Unforgettable

Price: 40-45

Review:

A bouquet of currants, cherries, and bramble fruits meld with suggestions of coffee and sweet spice on the nose. Flavors of black cherry, plums, and boysenberry mingle with notes of spice, smoky oak, and anise on the palate. A wine with superb structure and layers, it’s a Merlot that Cab drinkers will love.

Rating: 94