2002 Hobbs, Paul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2005
It is obvious Paul Hobbs prefers the influence of Taransaud cooperage on his Bordeaux varietals because they tend to give the wines a chocolatey character and that is seen in the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (3120 cases)... It is obvious Paul Hobbs prefers the influence of Taransaud cooperage on his Bordeaux varietals because they tend to give the wines a chocolatey character and that is seen in the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (3120 cases) a Cabernet Sauvignon with terrific concentration remarkable opulence and layers of cassis- and licorice-infused tobacco leaf notes that just cascade over the palate with an unctuous texture. The wealth of fruit and concentration hides some relatively serious tannin in this large-scaled wine...
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Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2005
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... 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. 3723 cases made. –JL
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2002

Winery

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.