2002 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1.5L
  • WA 96
  • WS 94
  • CG 93
  • IWC 93
  • WE 92

Reviews for 2002 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2003
A potentially perfect offering the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Vineyard To-Kalon reveals the same inky/purple color as the 2001 as well as a classic perfume of creme de cassis intermixed with cedar licorice and... A potentially perfect offering the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Vineyard To-Kalon reveals the same inky/purple color as the 2001 as well as a classic perfume of creme de cassis intermixed with cedar licorice and spice box. Boasting nearly immortal levels of concentration and intensity it is an amazing tour de force in winemaking proof of just how extraordinary this vineyard site can be. It will require 5-8 years of cellaring and should last for 25+ years. A modern day Napa legend in the making.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2005
Fantastic aromas of black cherry blackberry currant violets mineral and light toasty oak it coats the palate with a rich dense multifaceted array of flavors. The tannins are bold and concentrated too though ripe. This is... Fantastic aromas of black cherry blackberry currant violets mineral and light toasty oak it coats the palate with a rich dense multifaceted array of flavors. The tannins are bold and concentrated too though ripe. This is a potent young stallion of a Cabernet with an exotic spicy finish. Best from 2007 through 2014. 611 cases made. (JL)
CG 93
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, December 2005
In truth little about this massively built offering really surprises given Mr. Hobbs's penchant for wines of commanding concentration and depth; and while we expect that some might suggest that its extravagant oak and... In truth little about this massively built offering really surprises given Mr. Hobbs's penchant for wines of commanding concentration and depth; and while we expect that some might suggest that its extravagant oak and very ripe style are too much of a good thing we admit to being wholly won over. As full as fleshy and as out-and-out mouthfilling as any Cabernet from the vintage it is a hedonist's dream with the solidity structure and unstinting fruit
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2005
($265) Good saturated ruby. Superripe aromas of cassis black raspberry bitter chocolate and licorice; less herbal than this producer's other cabernets from this vintage. A fine-grained fruit bomb with a captivating... ($265) Good saturated ruby. Superripe aromas of cassis black raspberry bitter chocolate and licorice; less herbal than this producer's other cabernets from this vintage. A fine-grained fruit bomb with a captivating sweetness. This really expands on the back half yet dances on the palate. The lush tannins reach the incisors. 93 points
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2005
Young and so tannic but the fruit is massive and intense and the balance suggests aging. Blackberries cassis and oak mesh perfectly in this dry wine...