2012 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon - 1.5L
  • WA 97
  • DC 97
  • JS 95
  • VN 94
  • WS 94

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Reg: $950.00

$675.00

In Stock: 19 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
Of the three Beckstoffer Vineyards, it’s pretty much a joyride as to which one readers may prefer. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard (readers may remember the 2002 merited a 100-point score) has a... expand Of the three Beckstoffer Vineyards, it’s pretty much a joyride as to which one readers may prefer. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard (readers may remember the 2002 merited a 100-point score) has a beautiful blueberry and blackberry fruit note, a hint of incense, charcoal, an opaque purple color, full-bodied opulence and again that first-growth quality, richness, complexity and intensity. I’m not sure this is as compelling as the 2002, but it’s not far away. This is a magnificent, multi-dimensional, skyscraper-like Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 15-20 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr. collapse
DC 97
Decanter, January 2013
One of the most sophisticated renditions of To Kalon. Complex aromas of creamy cassis, charcoal, cocoa and cigar box are the prelude to a layered, savoury and finely detailed palate. - William Kelley Read more at... expand One of the most sophisticated renditions of To Kalon. Complex aromas of creamy cassis, charcoal, cocoa and cigar box are the prelude to a layered, savoury and finely detailed palate. - William Kelley Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/usa/california/paul-hobbs-napa-valley-oakville-cabernet-sauvignon-2529#rKbJ5lkzevtiIb6M.99 collapse
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, July 2015
A red with blackberry, black currant and rose leaf character. Full body, round and silky tannins and a long and intense finish. Wow. This is a long ride... Drink or hold.
VN 94
Vinous, July 2019
94+ Saturated medium ruby. Extremely primary, youthfully medicinal scents of crushed blueberry, blackberry, cassis and violet. Seriously chewy and tactile but nowhere near ready to drink, offering extremely... expand 94+ Saturated medium ruby. Extremely primary, youthfully medicinal scents of crushed blueberry, blackberry, cassis and violet. Seriously chewy and tactile but nowhere near ready to drink, offering extremely backward--even youthfully clenched--flavors of blackberry, graphite and slate. This tastes like a barrel sample, but even today there's nothing hard about this potentially exciting wine, which offers an exhilarating sweet/savory balance and excellent inner-mouth tension. Incidentally, this was the fourth consecutive harvest that took place well into October--in this instance, October 21--and a generous year, with a yield of 4.1 tons per acre. But the wine offers terrific concentration. (14.8% alcohol; 3.7 pH; 5.9 g/l acidity) -- Stephen Tanzer collapse
WS 94
Wine Spectator, August 2016
A seamless effort, rich and layered, offering generous tiers of red and black fruits, spice and floral scents, and a base of loamy earth—scented tannins. The finish offers cascading olive, herb and savory details that... expand A seamless effort, rich and layered, offering generous tiers of red and black fruits, spice and floral scents, and a base of loamy earth—scented tannins. The finish offers cascading olive, herb and savory details that linger and gain depth while retaining subtlety. Drink now through 2028. 988 cases made.–JL collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2012
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork

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Paul Hobbs

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.