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Paul Hobbs Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 'Napa Valley' Cross Barn 2011

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Paul Hobbs 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc aged 20 months in French oak (65% new). This Napa Valley red is Bordeaux-like in character and offers aromas of cassis, lavender, fresh crushed sage, black olive and cedar on the nose. On the palate, generous, savory layers of black fig, dark chocolate, tobacco leaf, and graphite with excellent structure and a long finish."The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon jumps from the glass with sweet spices, cloves, menthol, plums, iron, red cherries and tobacco. A soft, supple Cabernet for the year, the 2011 has lovely balance, not to mention considerable early appeal. The finish is long, creamy and expressive. Another year or two should help soften the slightly firm 2011 tannins.” — Antonio Galloni, Vinous (91 Points)

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Paul Hobbs Winery:
Paul Hobbs Winery sprouted from the passion of one man: Paul Hobbs. Paul wasn’t satisfied just becoming Head Enologist of Robert Mondavi’s Opus One in 1981, or becoming Vice-President/Winemaker of Simi Winery in 1989. No, he wanted to create his very own grapes, on his own land. This passion led to the creation of Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991. Focused in the Russian River Valley, eac... Read more
Paul Hobbs Winery sprouted from the passion of one man: Paul Hobbs. Paul wasn’t satisfied just becoming Head Enologist of Robert Mondavi’s Opus One in 1981, or becoming Vice-President/Winemaker of Simi Winery in 1989. No, he wanted to create his very own grapes, on his own land. This passion led to the creation of Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991. Focused in the Russian River Valley, each harvest is meticulously captured so as to extract the very best from each grape. This passion started with only three wines in the winery’s repertoire: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon, but the winery quickly grew to produce over a dozen wines. Today, Paul Hobbs still consults other wineries around the globe, including wineries in Chile, Argentina, and Hungary. Read less

External Reviews for Paul Hobbs Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 'Napa Valley' Cross Barn

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

Bright purple. Cherry, cassis, pipe tobacco and vanilla on the nose, with a subtle herbal quality in the background. Supple dark fruit flavors are enlivened by juicy acidity, taking on spiciness with aeration. Finishes sweet and gently tannic, with the dark berry and tobacco qualities lingering.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

Trim yet well-proportioned, this offers moderately ripe plum and cherry fruit, with floral and spicy notes and a touch of licorice. Ends clean. Drink now through 2021.



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Paul Hobbs 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc aged 20 months in French oak (65% new). This Napa Valley red is Bordeaux-like in character and offers aromas of cassis, lavender, fresh crushed sage, black olive and cedar on the nose. On the palate, generous, savory layers of black fig, dark chocolate, tobacco leaf, and graphite with excellent structure and a long finish."The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon jumps from the glass with sweet spices, cloves, menthol, plums, iron, red cherries and tobacco. A soft, supple Cabernet for the year, the 2011 has lovely balance, not to mention considerable early appeal. The finish is long, creamy and expressive. Another year or two should help soften the slightly firm 2011 tannins.” — Antonio Galloni, Vinous (91 Points)

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