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Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 2019

$500

Shows menthol, sweet bay leaf, violet and tobacco notes, which set the stage for a core of winey cassis and crushed plum fruit. Ample structure courses underneath, with a tilt to loamy in feel through the deep, broad finish. Reveals a late flash of iron, too. A serious version. Best from 2023 through 2040. 494 cases made.

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Nov 15, 2022

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon, native to Bordeaux, has thick blue skins, giving the resulting wines plentiful tannins and phenolics and making them particularly ageworthy. Over the past 50 years, Cabernet Sauvignon has spread to all of the New World's major winegrowing regions, and it remains one of France's most important grapes.

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$500

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 2019

Shows menthol, sweet bay leaf, violet and tobacco notes, which set the stage for a core of winey cassis and crushed plum fruit. Ample structure courses underneath, with a tilt to loamy in feel through the deep, broad finish. Reveals a late flash of iron, too. A serious version. Best from 2023 through 2040. 494 cases made.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Nov 15, 2022