Cross Barn Cabernet Sauvignon By Paul Hobbs Napa 2009
Produced using hand-harvested fruit from carefully selected vineyards in prime appellations in the Napa Valley, CrossBarn Cabernet Sauvignon offers structure and weight in balance with pure concentrated fruit. Hand-harvested grapes, 20-day total maceration, Native and select yeasts, Unfined and unfiltered.
Pours a medium reddish purple color, clear and bright. Aromas of dark fruit, black berries and pencil shavings. Starts off with a nice blackberry jam flavor with some pencil shavings. In the middle, there are ample plums, blackberries, pencil shavings and some smooth chocolate. Finishes just like the middle, only it intensifies. This is a medium to full bodied red that is really smooth. Had with the "Big Game" plate of Elk, Bison and Venison. However, this is easy to drink on its own. A nice Cabernet for those who do not enjoy the tannins of young reds.
Food Pairings for Cross Barn Cabernet Sauvignon By Paul Hobbs Napa
Aromas of blackberries, fresh figs, clove and graphite lead to a palate of bakers' chocolate, sandalwood and black plum. Polished tannins and a round mouthfeel frame this crimson-colored wine. This is an elegant and food friendly wine to be shared with friends and family.
Aged 18 months in French & American.
Notes: Aged 18 months in French and American Oak, 23% which is new.