2001 Paul Hobbs - Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer (To-Kalon) Vineyard 750ml

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2001 Paul Hobbs - Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer (To-Kalon) Vineyard
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International Wine Cellar | 91(+?)

Deep, full ruby. Cassis, bitter chocolate and mint on the nose; if the Hyde cabernet is in the style of Bordeaux, this is quintessential Napa Valley. Tightly wound and extremely primary, with flavors of black fruits, licorice and menthol. Very firmly built, even a bit ungiving today, with the wine's 85% new oak component contributing to its substantial tannic clout. Will merit an even higher score if bottle aging brings more generosity of texture.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 114

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Score: 99
Author: tiberite
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 02/14/2013
Site Blog: mac_h
Score: 96
Author: rcl
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 01/05/2013
Score: 96
Author: Koby
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 04/16/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2040
Site Blog: The Wine Forum A wonderful birthday wine for me today. Complex, great depth, good length, the wine was a complete wine but maybe not in its best place right now as it went in and out really good and some ordinary phases. Color: not showing much age, deep red core with vibrant red edges. Nose: pencil lead, cherry, cedar, black currants Palate: concentrated but not heavy, elegant but at the same time persistent through the mid-palate straight to the long, complex finish. The fruit attacks up front and stretches through to the finish which is still pretty tannic but in the classic To Kalon Cabernet style.
Score: 87
Author: Tusa David
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 02/14/2010

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Score: 96
Author: Bud2123
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 12/06/2009

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About This Producer


When Paul Hobbs founded his eponymous winery in 1991, he set out to produce small lot, hand-crafted, vineyard designate wines. He began with just three - one Chardonnay, one Pinot Noir and one Cabernet Sauvignon.

Over the years, the small family of wines has grown to over a dozen as numerous new and historic vineyards have captured Hobbs' attention since that first vintage. The current wines are the result of years of perseverance, patience and experimentation in Hobbs' continuing adventure with wine. It is his great hope that the fruit-driven, complex wines he makes with his dedicated team will continue to appeal to many people around the globe.

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