2016 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Piedras
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
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  • WA 98
  • VN 97
  • JS 96
  • WS 93

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2018
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard opens with provocative notions of crushed rocks, fertile loam and truffles with a core of warm cassis, blackberry pie and wild... Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard opens with provocative notions of crushed rocks, fertile loam and truffles with a core of warm cassis, blackberry pie and wild blueberries with touches of camphor and cloves. Medium to full-bodied and built like a brick house, it packs in the muscular fruit layers with compelling red fruit sparks, framed by firm, grainy tannins and finishing very long and very earthy. 402 cases produced. -LPB
VN 97
Vinous, December 2018
All of the Paul Hobbs Napa Valley wines are tremendous in 2016, but the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard may very well be the best of the bunch. Vertical in feel, with explosive energy, the Piedras... All of the Paul Hobbs Napa Valley wines are tremendous in 2016, but the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard may very well be the best of the bunch. Vertical in feel, with explosive energy, the Piedras dazzles from the very first taste. Graphite, black cherry, menthol and crushed rocks are some of the many aromas and flavors that open up in the glass, but it is the wine's pure, driving energy and overall focus that leave the strongest impression. The 2016 is simply a great expression of this St. Helena site. There's nothing else to say. -- Antonio Galloni
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, February 2019
This is a powerful and muscular Napa cabernet that is tannin driven with a dense and solid center palate. Full-bodied and chewy. This is a great wine for the cellar. Traditional flow. Try after 2024.
WS 93
Wine Spectator, June 2019
A solid, fruit-driven style, with plum, cassis and boysenberry notes, backed by lightly brambly grip and an enticing licorice streak. The finish shows some toasty oomph, but the fruit wins out easily. Very well-poised and... A solid, fruit-driven style, with plum, cassis and boysenberry notes, backed by lightly brambly grip and an enticing licorice streak. The finish shows some toasty oomph, but the fruit wins out easily. Very well-poised and should cellar nicely. Best from 2020 through 2032. 402 cases made. — JM
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2016

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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.