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David Hunt, owner and winemaker, spent years looking for the perfect venue for his wines and eventually settled on a uniquely beautiful property of over 550 acres in the foothills and mountains of Creston. This area met David’s criteria for topography, soil composition, unparalleled beauty, and ideal terroirs – its varied elevations and mineral soil composites mirror some of the world’s great wine region. Given the quality of wine at Hunt Cellars, it’s clear David made a great choice.

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Hunt Cellars 2010 “Cloud 9” Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Paso Robles, Ca

Price: 70-75

Tasting Notes:

A bouquet of cherries, plums, herbs, and toasty vanilla rises up from a glass. The palate reveals flavors of black cherry, ripe plum, and currant that open up into notes of vanilla, cedar, and earth. Elegant, with polished tannins and rich fruit, it’s an excellent Cabernet. 224 cases produced.

Rating: 95

Malbec

Hunt Cellars 2011 “Purple Haze” Malbec

Grape(s): Malbec

Region: Paso Robles, Ca

Price: 35-40

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of blueberries, blackberries, and cherries interweave with suggestions of sarsaparilla root and clove on the nose. A sip delivers flavors of bramble fruit, blueberry, and plum, alongside nuances of anise, sarsaparilla root, and minerals. Opulent fruit and a round mouthfeel make this a fine match for chicken mole. 125 cases were made.

Rating: 94

RhapInRed

Hunt Cellars 2011 “Rhapsody in Red” Grand Reserve

Grape(s): Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Paso Robles, Ca

Price: 70-75

Tasting Notes:

Fragrances of cherries, plums, mocha, and cedar greet the senses. On the palate, flavors of ripe cherry, red currant, and black plum come together with traces of vanilla, espresso bean, and smoky oak. With silky tannins and luxurious fruit, it’s beautiful sipped alone but would pair quite well with wild mushroom risotto. 200 cases produced.

Rating: 94

 

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Hunt Cellars 2010 “Encore Plus” Grand Reserve

Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc

Region: Paso Robles, Ca

Price: 105-110

Tasting Notes:

Cassis, black cherries, and boysenberries mingle with accents of vanilla, clove, and dark chocolate on the nose. Flavors of dark cherry, currant, and blackberry unfold into elements of herbs, sweet spice, and vanilla bean on the palate. A wine with supple tannins and layered fruit, enjoy a glass with lamb chops. Just 50 cases were made.

Rating: 93

merlot

Hunt Cellars 2011 “Unforgettable” Merlot

Grape(s): Merlot

Region: Paso Robles, Ca

Price: 40-45

Tasting Notes:

The nose offers notes of blackberries, cassis, and cherries that blend with allusions of sweet spice and toasty oak. The palate showcases flavors of blackberry, currant, and black cherry, accented by highlights of clove, cocoa, and oak. Dark, rich fruit combined with a nice structure to make this a fine match for beef tenderloin. 175 cases produced.

Rating: 93

barabra

Hunt Cellars 2011 “Starving Artist” Barbera

Grape(s): Barbera

Region: Paso Robles, Ca

Price: 50-55

Tasting Notes:

Aromatics of dried red berries and red plums coalesce with undertones of caramel and campfire spice on the nose. Raspberry, strawberry, and cherry flavors emerge on the palate, along with traces of butterscotch and spice. Much softer and more lush than its Italian counterparts, have it with a light neapolitan pizza. 168 cases were made.

Rating: 92

SauvBlanc

Hunt Cellars 2013 “Starlight Concertro” Sauvignon Blanc

Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Paso Robles, Ca

Price: 30-35

Tasting Notes:

Ripe tropical and sweet citrus fruits play with notes of toasted coconut on the nose. A sip reveals flavors of peach, mango, and pineapple, moving into elements of candied coconut and sweet cream. Mouth-filling and much more opulent than most Sauv Blancs, savor this one on it’s own. 147 cases produced.

Rating: 92

Hunt Thriller

Hunt Cellars 2012 “Thriller” Blend

Grape(s): (Winemaker’s Secert)

Region: Paso Robles, Ca

Price: 45-50

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of cherries, plums, and blueberries that mingle with hints of vanilla, sweet spice, and white pepper. A sip delivers flavors of blueberry, dark cherry, and plum which unfold into accents of toasty vanilla, all-spice, and cocoa. Elegant with smooth tannins, match it up with hamburgers fresh from the grill.

Rating: 93