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.

Hunt Petite Verdot

Hunt Cellars 2007 “One Hit Wonder” Petite Verdot

Grape(s): 100% Petite Verdot

Region: Paso Robles

Tasting Notes:

Cherries, cassis, and plumy notes mingle with hints of cola and cedar on the nose. The palate reveals flavors of black cherry, currants, and plum with accents of vanilla and cedar. Elegant, yet bright and layered, this just might be the best varietal Petite Verdot you taste.

Rating: 96


Hunt Merlot

Hunt Cellars 2010 “Unforgettable” Merlot

Grape(s): 100% Merlot

Region: Paso Robles

Tasting Notes:

 Notes of cherries, blackberries, and red currants meld with hints of vanilla and cedar on the nose. The palate delivers flavors of currants, blackberry, and cherry that finishes with suggestions of caramel and oak. A rich wine with harmonious tannins, it’s a bit wound-up now but will be excellent in a year or two.

Rating: 93+*


Hunt Cellars 2009 “Que Sirah Syrah”

Grape(s): Syrah & Petite Sirah

Region: Paso Robles

Tasting Notes:

A bouquet of pomegranates, black cherries, plums, and spice rises up from a glass. A sip delivers flavors of cherry, pomegranate, and plum that meld with accents of toasty vanilla and pepper. Velvety, bright and rich, it’s a blend to savory.

Rating: 94

2007 Sauv Blanc Front

Hunt Cellars 2009 “Starlight Concerto” Sauvignon Blanc

Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Paso Robles

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of pineapples, apricots, coconuts and honey greets the senses. Coconut, pineapple, and sweet apricot emerge on the palate accented by hints of creamy oak and honey. A mouth-filling white with excellent layers, you’ll probably never taste a Sauvignon Blanc like it.

Rating: 93


*Wines rated with a “+” have not yet reached their peak quality but will do so over the next few years