2012 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon - 1.5L
  • WA 97
  • DC 97
  • AG 96
  • JS 95

Reg: $1,025.00

$865.00

In Stock: 22 btls
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Reg: $1,025.00

$865.00

In Stock: 22 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... 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.
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... 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
AG 96
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, October 2015
One of the standouts in this range, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is dense, powerful and explosive. A host of dark red cherries, plums, spices, new leather and licorice wrap around the palate... One of the standouts in this range, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is dense, powerful and explosive. A host of dark red cherries, plums, spices, new leather and licorice wrap around the palate. Layers of flavor build to the explosive, dramatic finish. This is the most overt and voluptuous of Paul Hobbs's 2012 Cabernets. Already super-delicious, this racy, opulent Cabernet Sauvignon is a terrific example of the year. This is an undeniably sexy, voluptuous Cabernet from Paul Hobbs and his team.
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork

Winery

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.