2001 Hobbs, Paul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • WA 94
  • WS 90

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2003
The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (2980 cases) possesses big sweet smoky oak cedary blackberry and cassis aromas as well as flavors offered in a rich voluptuous full-bodied style. While it is already deliciously drinkable... The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (2980 cases) possesses big sweet smoky oak cedary blackberry and cassis aromas as well as flavors offered in a rich voluptuous full-bodied style. While it is already deliciously drinkable (surprising for a 2001) there is abundant tannin lurking underneath the surface but it is well-concealed by a wealth of fruit. This selection comes from four sources the Crane To-Kalon Hyde and Stagecoach vineyards...
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2004
Well-crafted with excellent balance and a sense of elegance and finesse it offers aromas of ripe cherry currant plum and berry with pretty toasty oak shadings a smooth supple texture and fine-grained tannins that make it... Well-crafted with excellent balance and a sense of elegance and finesse it offers aromas of ripe cherry currant plum and berry with pretty toasty oak shadings a smooth supple texture and fine-grained tannins that make it approachable...
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2001

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Hobbs, Paul

Growing up on a working farm in upstate New York, Paul Hobbs experienced first-hand the influence of terroir on the character of fruit when his father had him taste apples of the same variety grown in different orchards several miles apart from one another. The diversity of flavors and textures made an impression on him and would later influence his approach to winemaking. Paul later helped his father achieve a lifelong dream of transforming some of the farm’s acreage from apples, nuts and peaches to wine grapes.

As a winemaker, Paul is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards, and for his pioneering spirit in working innovatively with new and historical sites and regions. His success has inspired a wealth of nicknames among the press, from quiet trendsetter to prospector to truffle-hunting dog. Initially hired by Robert Mondavi for his advanced understanding of oak aging, he was promoted to the inaugural Opus One wine-making team. Following his Mondavi experience, Paul joined Simi Winery as Winemaker before going on to consult for Peter Michael, Fisher Vineyards, Lewis Cellars, Bodegas Catena and others. He founded Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991, Vina Cobos in 1999 and continues to be a leading consultant winemaker around the globe.