Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Beckstoffer 2004
We have been releasing a vineyard designate wine made from select blocks of this intriguing, high elevation vineyard for four vintages now. The Cabernet Sauvignon we produce from it has a wonderful sinewy texture and a distinct balance of ripe, focused, high-toned fruit and acidity that create a gorgeously structured wine. The 2004 displays a deep blackish crimson color accompanied by aromas of cassis, lavender and underbrush. The palate boasts excellent fruit purity; layers of blackberry, currant and red licorice intermix with earthy tones of espresso and fresh tobacco. Tannins are chewy and the finish long and slightly smoky. Alcohol 14.7%
Good body and aroma which you will enjoy to drink over good grilled beef.
Great cab for a large range of wine drinkers
The background fruitiness makes this cabernet sauvignon taste wonderful. It is "snoothe" on the palate and I enjoy that little edge of hardiness that is in perfect balance with its background flavors.
External Reviews for Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Beckstoffer
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Hobbs, Paul Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard 750ml
Very ripe yet well-proportioned, with rich, zesty black cherry and wild berry fruit thatandrsquo;s fleshy and opulent, turning elegant and refined. Best from 2008 through 2014.
A cuvee needing some bottle age is the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard. This broodingly backward, deep ruby/purple-hued effort gives up scents of crushed rocks, smoky oak, blackberries, and cassis. Powerful and rich with exceptional concentration and structure, it requires 2andndash;3 years of cellaring, and should drink well over the next two decades or more.
A first-growth quality offering is consistently produced from the Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard. The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard (579 cases) offers aromas of tobacco leaf, creme de cassis, graphite, flowers, and licorice in its full-bodied, powerful personality. There are layers of concentration, a multidimensional mouthfeel, and beautiful purity as well as nobility in this stunner. It should drink well for 20andndash;25 years.
Inky ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of blackberry, cassis, black pepper and licorice. Broad, sweet and lush, with a strong spicy character to the juicy blackberry and spicecake flavors. As deep and fleshy as this is, it also delivers energetic cut. Very long on the finish, with silky, seamless tannins lending focus.
Good medium ruby. Sappy aromas of blackberry, black cherry and mocha. Fat, silky and full; here the wineandrsquo;s firm edge of acidity is nicely buffered by dense fruit. Conveys an impression of sweetness without heaviness. Finishes with lush, fine-grained, slowly mounting tannins and excellent persistence.
This pushes ripeness to the edge, yet itandrsquo;s balanced, with spicy currant, cedary oak and hints of anise and cassis that are complex and deep without being heavy. The tannins are ripe and polished. Best from 2008 through 2015.
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