2018 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville

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Cultivated from the most sought-after vineyards in Napa Valley, Hobbs is at the top of his game with this rockin’ new vintage of Cab. Raspberry, blackberry and violet aromas give way to a vibrant, structured mouthfeel with flavors of plum, tobacco and crushed granite. Stock up on this gem and guarantee great drinking for a decade!

The name Paul Hobbs is synonymous with fine California winemaking. Born into a farming family in New York, Paul borrowed early life experience to reinvent modern winemaking by employing a classical approach that pays the utmost attention to quality farming and treating the fruit minimally so that it can convey a true sense of place. While his uncanny ability to ferret out unique and expressive vineyards and undiscovered regions has only enhanced his reputation, a resume that includes winemaking stints at Opus One and Simi, as well as consulting projects with Peter Michael, Fisher Vineyards and Lewis has helped position himself as one of California's best guiding hands in the cellar. All the wine projects lucky enough to be associated with Paul Hobbs are farmed sustainably. Furthermore, crop yields are kept low to boost flavor intensity, grapes are sorted by hand, juice is turned to wine with the aid of native yeasts and the wines are bottled without fining or filtration. Paul's reach spans far and wide, with his own wineries Paul Hobbs and CrossBarn in California, and Viña Cobos in Argentina. Word on the street is that he's even got his hands on grapes from Chile, Uruguay, France and Armenia. He's got us wondering, what will this globetrotting winemaker do next?

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Paul Hobbs
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 69% New
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Coombsville
Total Varietal Composition %:
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Score Wine Advocate:
94
Score Wine Spectator:
93
SKU #:
1049678
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS94

James Suckling

Attractive aromas of blue fruit, mint, bark and sweet tobacco follow through to a medium body with fine tannins and a lovely, balanced finish. Not the biggest wine, but all about finesse and deliciousness. This is a change for the Napa Valley bottling, from mostly Paul Hobbs vineyards in Coombsville. Drink after 2022.

WA94

Wine Advocate

This is the first vintage for this label. In fact, this replaces the "Napa Valley" label, but since all the wine now comes from the Coombsville AVA (and mostly from their estate), it now carries the Coombsville name.

WS93

Wine Spectator

Ripe and well-defined, with a mix of açaí berry, blueberry and blackberry notes driving along, laced with dark earth and sweet tobacco. Solidly grippy, with a bolt of iron through the finish. A textbook introduction to Coombsville. Best from 2022 through 2032.