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Paul Hobbs Cabernet To-Kalon 2006
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.
External Reviews for Paul Hobbs Cabernet To-Kalon
Red-ruby. Bitter cherry, blackberry, creosote and oak spices on the nose. Supple, fruit-driven wine offers tangy flavors of cassis, blackberry and flowers, and good texture. The wine's tannins build with aeration, and the finish turned increasingly oaky.
Ruby-red. Bright red berry and cherry aromas are complemented by dusty rose and mineral notes. Sweet raspberry and cherry flavors are smooth in texture and supported by fine-grained tannins. The red fruit notes linger impressively on the precise finish.
Wonderful richness, with a silky texture and gobs of currant, mineral, cedar, plum, and earthy flavors that are concentrated and sharply focused. Finishes with a gush of mocha and rich fruit. Best from 2003 through 2010.
The superb 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is more California-styled with lavish toasty new oak intermixed with jammy black cherries, black currants, licorice, and tobacco notes. A dense, opulent, cassis-flavored effort with loads of fruit and glycerin, this seductive Cabernet will drink well for 10-15 years.
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.
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.
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.