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Cabernet Sauvignon 'Napa Valley', Paul Hobbs

Cabernet Sauvignon 'Napa Valley', Paul Hobbs

Grape Varieties
• 95% Cabernet Sauvignon
• 3% Petit Verdot
• 2% Cabernet Franc

Farming Practices
• Hand-harvested at night, shears only
• Harvested October 7th-13th 2016

Vine Age/Soil/Terroir
• Sourced from Nathan Coombs Estate, Flat Rock Vineyard, and State Lane Vineyard in Napa Valley
• Well-drained cobbled haire (clay mixed, thermic soils) and sobrante loam (soil formed from metamorphic and volcanic igneous rocks)

Winemaking
• Fermented in small, closed-top stainless-steel tanks with indigenous yeast
• 5-day cold soak, 28-day total maceration
• Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel
• Aged 20 months in French oak (67% new)
• Unfined and unfiltered

Tasting Notes/Press
• From its alluring deep garnet to its engaging aromas of wild blackberry, cocoa, and dried sage, the wine is endowed with refinement and definition by sourcing from first-rate sites within the region. A core of succulent dark plum and black currant envelope the palate with delineated accents of lavender, tobacco and crushed graphite that hold through the long finish across fine-grained tannins and balanced acidity.
• 94 pts JS |93 pts Wine Advocate | 93 pts Vinous | 91 Wine Spectator

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Napa
Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Color:
Red

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
93

James Suckling

Score:
94
Date:
2019-05-03
Review:
Intense aromas of blueberries and blackcurrants with black licorice. Full to medium body, dusty and horizontal tannins and a flavorful finish. Precise. Drink now.

Vinous Media

Score:
93
Date:
2018-12-01
Review:
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is just as delicious from bottle as it was from barrel. Deep, fleshy and super-expressive the 2016 has a lot to offer. Inky blue/purplish berry fruit, lavender, mint and spice notes all grace this alluring Napa Valley Cabernet from Paul Hobbs.