Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard 2006

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Hints of dark chocolate with plums and currants. Read more

This brawny Cabernet with gobs of concentration is a blend of four Napa Valley vineyards - Hyde, Stagecoach, Dr. Crane, and To Kalon - from which H... Read more

This rich, plush, concentrated young Cabernet exhibits layers of firm currant, black cherry and plum that are supple and harmonious. Picks up momen... Read more

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Snooth User: jkagel
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3.50 5
08/29/2009

Hints of dark chocolate with plums and currants.


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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This brawny Cabernet with gobs of concentration is a blend of four Napa Valley vineyards - Hyde, Stagecoach, Dr. Crane, and To Kalon - from which Hobbs produces single-vineyard bottlings; it includes a small amount of Merlot from the Michael Black Vineyard. The nose offers rich aromas of opulent dark fruit and roasted coffee with deftly applied toasty oak. This immense wine harmoniously reveals many layers on the palate including a core of decadent chocolate, black stone fruit and cassis with notes of cigar and graphite. Well-proportioned and rich with sweet and chewy tannins, it boasts complexity and muscularity with an enduring finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This rich, plush, concentrated young Cabernet exhibits layers of firm currant, black cherry and plum that are supple and harmonious. Picks up momentum, with the flavors unfolding gracefully on the finish, revealing extra nuances, and ending in a remarkably complex aftertaste. Best from 2007 through 2014.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Full medium ruby. Pungent aromas of cassis, menthol and pepper. Less fat and more clenched than the Cross Barn, but with purer and more primary dark fruit flavors. Nicely balanced, very fresh wine that will require at least three or four years of bottle aging.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Sleek, polished and concentrated, with vivid black cherry and blackberry fruit, turning savory and smoky and gracefully unfolding to reveal extra facets of nutmeg, mineral and sage before ending with a firm, tannic backbone. Best from 2007 through 2012.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Good full ruby-red. Subdued aromas of black plum, cassis,. menthol, and bitter chocolate. Deep and plush but still a bit muscular and unforthcoming in the middle. This has much more sweetness and stuffing than the Cross Barn, and thus the tannins come across as finer.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The dark ruby/purple-colored, full-bodied, impressively-endowed 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa offers up notes of charcoal, smoke, creme de cassis, and toasty oak. A wealth of glycerin, concentration, and fruit suggest it will provide ideal drinking now and over the next 10-15 years.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

It is obvious Paul Hobbs prefers the influence of Taransaud cooperage on his Bordeaux varietals because they tend to give the wines a chocolatey character, and that is seen in the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (3,120 cases), a Cabernet Sauvignon with terrific concentration, remarkable opulence, and layers of cassis- and licorice-infused tobacco leaf notes that just cascade over the palate with an unctuous texture. The wealth of fruit and concentration hides some relatively serious tannin in this large-scaled wine. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020.


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263791 Snooth User: Nick75
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Winemaker's Notes:

Stagecoach Vineyard reveals the extraordinary attributes of this vineyard. This is an expansive wine massive yet well-delineated possessing great depth and vibrancy. Its inky black garnet hues give way to blackberry plum and licorice aromas blanketed with dusty earth and leather. The palate explodes in a muscular display of black fruit cassis and cedar with elements of underbrush and sandalwood adding complexity. Luxuriant flavors persist through a powerful and sinewy mid-palate to a never-ending mocha-tinged finish punctuated by chewy fine-grained tannins. This is a cellar-worthy wine that is graciously giving more than a glimpse of its prodigious gifts.

Stagecoach Vineyard reveals the extraordinary attributes of this vineyard. This is an expansive wine massive yet well-delineated possessing great depth and vibrancy. Its inky black garnet hues give way to blackberry plum and licorice aromas blanketed with dusty earth and leather. The palate explodes in a muscular display of black fruit cassis and cedar with elements of underbrush and sandalwood adding complexity. Luxuriant flavors persist through a powerful and sinewy mid-palate to a never-ending mocha-tinged finish punctuated by chewy fine-grained tannins. This is a cellar-worthy wine that is graciously giving more than a glimpse of its prodigious gifts.

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