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2013 Crossbarn by Paul Hobbs Cabernet Franc Napa Valley

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Paul Hobbs' "CrossBarn" wines are to the Paul Hobbs wines what Bond is to Harlan Estate: A master winemaker and perfectionist viticultural team doing exactly the same things they do to make their estate wines. They're just using purchased fruit, farmed to their fanatical standards.

"It has to be his way or the highway. There are some growers who won't work with him. It costs rather a lot of money to farm grapes for Paul." - Larry Hyde

The CrossBarn wines come with our highest recommendation - the taste-per-dollar is pegged in the red zone, especially with wines like this luxurious Cabernet Franc, harvested at night from a site in Coombsville that sounds suspiciously like Paul Hobbs' Nathan Coombs Estate vineyard.

$49.46 btl/mixed case*

* Purchase 12 bottles or more and receive a 10% discount.


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 ViƱa 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?

About Paul Hobbs
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Red Wine
Paul Hobbs
Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley

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