HUNNICUTT

Equity
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 46
Vintage

2015

HUNNICUTT

Equity

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • This blend was sourced from three eminent vineyards: Beckstoffer Georges III, Lewelling and Stice Lane
  • These lots, selected for their phenomenal quality and depth, represent sites we hold as remarkable
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 28 months in French oak, promoting softness and concentration
  • A beautiful expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, carefully crafted by winemaker Kirk Venge

Produced by HUNNICUTT, nestled in the foothills of St. Helena, your Premiere Napa Valley wine is a one-of-a-kind 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. This singular offering has been given the name Equity to honor the treasured vineyard sites which hold within them the truly irreplaceable nature of the Napa Valley. Your wine was sourced from three such sacred properties, Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard in the Rutherford nested appellation and Lewelling and Stice Lane vineyards in St. Helena. They were selected and carefully blended by winemaker Kirk Venge both for their unique individual qualities and their contributions to balance as a whole. The resultant blend of Cabernet Sauvignon has been aged for 28 months in French oak to promote softness and concentration. This wine showcases generous notes of blackberry and dark cherry, a velvety mid-palate and delicately woven fine grain tannins, allowing for instant gratification and a long luxurious life for many years to come.


Kirk Venge

Winemaker, HUNNICUTT

Winemaker, Kirk Venge

While at Davis, I interned with Mumm Napa Valley as experimental winemaker for 5 harvest seasons under the guidance of legendary sparkling winemaker, Gregory Fowler. The experience not only included yeast, malolactic and scion and rootstock trials but the making of premium Carneros Appellation Chardonnay and Pinot Noir table wines as well.

After college and my fourth season at Mumm, I spent the 1999 harvest working with Rapaura Vintners in Marlborough, New Zealand on the South Island. I went back to work for one last harvest at Mumm. That November of the same year I left Mumm and decided to work alongside my father to develop a winery for the Venge Family Reserve wines.

I began working with Justin when he created HUNNICUTT in 2001.

When Justin started the HUNNICUTT brand in 2001, Kirk joined the team to make the wine.

Country born: United States

Education: Viticulture and Oenology Degree from the University of California, Davis

Interned at Mumm Napa Valley for 5 Harvest seasons

Worked with Rapaura Vintners in Marlborough, New Zealand for the 1999 Harvest under the direction of NZ master winemaker, John Belsham

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
My philosophy of “making wine in the vineyard” is found in every bottle. Understanding the terroir of a specific vineyard and the hidden potential of that site is imperative to the quality of wine that can be made. I strive to share ideas with the winery’s growers and work with them to attentively develop the highest quality of fruit that each vineyard can produce. I know there is no substitute to absolute quality and that the best wines can only come from the best grapes.

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HUNNICUTT 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Equity 21
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