2008 Hobbs, Paul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • WA 93
  • WS 92
  • IWC 91

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2010
This is a winner! Slightly better is the 4000 case 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa cuvee. It offers up complex aromas of tobacco leaf graphite damp earth blackberries and black currants full-bodied power and more density... This is a winner! Slightly better is the 4000 case 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa cuvee. It offers up complex aromas of tobacco leaf graphite damp earth blackberries and black currants full-bodied power and more density depth and structure than the Cross Barn. Already drinkable it should age effortlessly for two decades.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
Firm tight and compact with a trim mix of dried currant berry and red and black licorice. This unfolds gracefully showing a mineral and sage edge before firming on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 4045 cases made. -JL
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2011
Youthful purple. Potent expressive aromas of cassis and cherry pie with an intense spicy overtone. Round but quite structured and assertive on the palate offering sweet red and dark berry preserve flavors and a touch of... Youthful purple. Potent expressive aromas of cassis and cherry pie with an intense spicy overtone. Round but quite structured and assertive on the palate offering sweet red and dark berry preserve flavors and a touch of bitter cherry. Silky tannins add shape to the very long spicy penetrating finish. Nicely structured without being at all hard.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2008

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.