Good body and aroma which you will enjoy to drink over good grilled beef. Read more
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The background fruitiness makes this cabernet sauvignon taste wonderful. It is "snoothe" on the palate and I enjoy that little edge of hardiness th... Read more
Food Pairings for Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Beckstoffer
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 compelling, potentially legendary effort, there are 896 cases of the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Vineyard To-Kalon. An inky/purple color is accompanied by a classic Cabernet nose of tobacco smoke, creme de cassis, licorice, and lead pencil. It boasts massive body, great purity, loads of intensity as well as concentration, and a nectar-like unctuosity on the mid-palate and finish. This tannic, unevolved baby tastes like a California version of a Pauillac first-growth. Itrsquo;s that special! Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2030.
An ultrarich Cabernet whose ripe fruit is as elaborate as you can get. Ditto for the soft, plush tannins and the wealth of fine, sweet oak. Despite the wealth of blackberry, currant, dark chocolate and cola flavors, itrsquo;s not a wine to drink now, because the tannins and acids are so pert. Give it a good six years in the cellar.
After the perfect 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard (thatrsquo;s right, I raised my score by a point), the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon comes across as slightly more mortal. One of the outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons of the vintage, it tastes like a California concoction of La Mission Haut Brion and Montrose. Its deep purple color is followed by a sumptuously pure nose of sweet scorched earth, hot rocks, creme de cassis, graphite, and charcoal. The tannin is sweet, but elevated. Full-bodied and powerful, with 20ndash;25 years of life, this spectacularly rich, dense, multi-layered effort oozes classic Cabernet Sauvignon varietal character.
From the amazing Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard, Hobbsrsquo; 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is a slightly more opulent, broader, savory effort that comes close to the perfect 2002. The 2007 has more noticeable tannin than the 2002 did at the same stage as well as more obvious minerality, but notes of graphite, black currant liqueur, licorice, cedar, and spice box are found in this full-bodied, multidimensional, fabulously concentrated wine. It was aged in 100% new Taransaud French oak barrels. Give it 5ndash;6 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following three decades.
Opaque purple. Expansive, flamboyantly perfumed bouquet of black cherry, raspberry, cassis and whiffs of incense and licorice. Then sweet, creamy and suave on the palate, offering sappy dark berry preserve and floral flavors that are utterly seamless. Extremely long and gently tannic on the finish, leaving behind sweet berry and floral pastille notes. This wonderfully vibrant, deep, elegant wine will be even better with another five years or so of bottle age but Irsquo;d have no trouble knocking one off now, all by myself.
This pushes ripeness to the edge, yet it’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.
The bottled 2004 Cabernet Sauvignons performed even better than they did from barrel. A good introduction to what Paul Hobbs does so well (good vineyards and
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