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2011 Hunnicutt Cabernet Sauvignon "Rutherford"

Winery: Hunnicutt

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rutherford"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Rutherford

State or country: CA

Price: $85

Cases produced: 123

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: January 27, 2015

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Rutherford Cabernet from Hunnicutt is very good. Especially for the 2011 vintage. It opens with a fragrant cassis and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, very fruit forward and juicy. The flavor profile is a juicy ripe black cherry and black plum with nicely integrated oak. I also detected notes of black currant and a hint of blueberry. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate tannins linger and last for quite a while. This Cab would pair well with slow cooked beef brisket. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2011 Rutherford has great, dark color with a beautiful aromatic arrangement of smoke, cassis, camphor, cherry vanilla and milk chocolate. The palate’s entry is soft and ripe with flavors of chocolate layer cake, purple plum and loads of cherry. The mid-palate builds in strength and firm tannins support the back palate. The incredible richness of this wine is decidedly uncharacteristic of the vintage. We recommend decanting for at least two hours and aerating if opened in its youth. Drink now through 2022.

Organic status: not organic

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