2011 Paul Hobbs Winery Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"
Winery: Paul Hobbs Winery
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec, & 1% Cabernet Franc
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 4,744
KWG Score: 92 (based on 6 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: December 14, 2014
Wine Review: This midnight blue colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Paul Hobbs opens with a blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is black plum with notes of mild minerality, vanilla, and oak. I also detected hints of vanilla cola and faint black raspberry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are a little sticky and nicely prolonged. This Cab is food friendly, ready to go and I would pair well with filet mignon. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Bordeaux-like in structure and purity, our 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is both svelte and succulent. In addition to our Nathan Coombs Estate, sourcing for this wine includes Beckstoffer Dr. Crane, Beckstoffer Las Piedras and Stagecoach vineyards. These properties, whose prestige we have helped build, represent the best of Napa Valley. We are able to farm each as our own, via long-term contracts defined down to the block, row and vine. Aromas include cassis, lavender, fresh crushed sage, black olive and cedar. The generous and savory palate excites with black fig, dark chocolate, tobacco leaf, and graphite. The wine finishes long and pure with an element of fine, damp black clay.
Organic status: not organic
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