2010 Hobbs, Paul Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2012
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is rich sumptuous and totally striking. It brings together all of the classic Dr. Crane qualities - expressive aromatics silky tannins and voluptuous fruit all... The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is rich sumptuous and totally striking. It brings together all of the classic Dr. Crane qualities - expressive aromatics silky tannins and voluptuous fruit all with the crystalline purity of 2010. Juicy dark cherries roses sweet spices and crushed rocks are layered into the expressive finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. -Antonio Galloni
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2010

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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.