Wine Advocate | Rating: 84The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Hyde Vineyard reveals a plummy/purple color, intriguing cranberry and other red fruit aromas and flavors, high acidity (especially for this vintage), medium body, and a one-dimensional personality. The absence of any real texture in this wine, combined with its high acidity, and cool climate taste (red currants and strawberries), make for a compressed style of Cabernet.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 89Smooth and polished in texture, with a flavor profile built around dill, sage, tea and currant that slowly unfold to gain complexity and interest.
Self | Rating: 95This is absolutely singing right now. Beautiful luscious dark fruit showing nicely. Silky, perfectly integrated tannins. Luxurious mouthfeel with a lingering finish that makes you smile. At its peak, a |show stopper| as a dinner guest put it.Drink Dates: 2008-2010Author: StuTarheel
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.
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 18 bottles owned
- 9 collectors
- Average collector rating: 95
(Out of 9 collectors)