Log In / Join Now

Magazine Archives: Dec. 15, 2013

Up By His Bootstraps

For hardworking vintner Paul Hobbs, success spans cellars around the globe
Tim Fish
Issue: December 15, 2013

Nothing in Paul Hobbs' hard-strapped childhood suggested that he would grow up to become one of California's top winemakers and a consultant of international renown. And yet it informs much about the man and the winemaker. He's maintained his father's iron-willed discipline, and wanderlust has taken him to remote winemaking outposts in the New World and the Old. Wine Spectator's Tim Fish explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 19, 2013.

WineRatings+ app: Download now for 340,000+ ratings.