Hunt Cellars 2003 Bon Vivant Cabernet Sauvignon

90 Points in the Wine Enthusiasts

Winemaker Notes

From the day we harvested, crushed, fermented and barreled down this wine we knew it was a winner, an absolute text book Cabernet. This Cab puts a smile on your face from the bouquet, the thick viscous, expressive fruit, and the muscular tannins that you chew and grip your cheeks as they slide down your palate. Then there is the long memorable finish that will froth your mouth and last a month. The intense, concentrated fruit is packed full of wild, red, and black cherry, with jammy cassis, currents and plums. This is indeed one of those very special Cabernets that you want to share with your favorite wine lovers and remember the moments.

Barrel Aging

30 months French and American hybrid

Food Paring

Cabernet to me is a very special and royal treat, a wine I like to savor and contemplate. Rarely does Hunt Cellars pair food with Cabernet but we do serve with our favorite hard cheeses from pavi to Scottish cheddar, blue cheese on a plate of caramelized nuts, hard salami, dried cherries and cassis jam on a cracker. You may want to try a wild cherry glazed pork chop with Gorgonzola and keep the wild cherry sauce for dipping.

Technical Notes

2003 Cabernet “Bon Vivant” alc. is 13.8%

It was in custom Hybird Barrels French heads and American Staves.