2009 Hobbs, Paul Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Piedras
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • WA 96
  • IWC 94

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard flows with the essence of mint licorice black cherries and flowers. It is a deep muscular wine endowed with terrific richness and depth. Crushed rocks graphite... The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard flows with the essence of mint licorice black cherries and flowers. It is a deep muscular wine endowed with terrific richness and depth. Crushed rocks graphite minerals smoke and tar are some of the many nuances that emerge on the dark voluptuous finish. This seamless pure wine is simply dazzling. The 2009 is the first Las Piedras from Paul Hobbs. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. - Antonio Galloni
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2012
Inky purple. High-pitched aromas of red- and blackcurrant Indian spices and potpourri with hint of vanilla lending depth. Bright and focused on the palate offering intense dark berry and bitter cherry flavors that... Inky purple. High-pitched aromas of red- and blackcurrant Indian spices and potpourri with hint of vanilla lending depth. Bright and focused on the palate offering intense dark berry and bitter cherry flavors that expand and gain sweetness with air. Soft tannins come on late and add shape to the very long spicy seamless finish.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2009

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.