Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Dense, yet supple and graceful, with tiers of black fruit, blackberry, wild berry, subtle spice, cedar and black licorice flavors. Ends with firm, fine-grained tannins.Author: James Laube
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Opaque purple. Cherry-vanilla, blackberry, floral oils and oak spices on the highly perfumed nose. Fleshy and expansive, offering appealingly sweet dark berry flavors that pick up spice and herb nuances with air. Shows very good energy on the finish, which features supple tannins and a hint of sweet chewing tobacco.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2013
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley wraps around the palate with mocha, chocolate, violets and new leather. Despite its explosive personality, the straight Napa Valley bottling is pretty approachable for the vintage. I especially like the focus of the finish. In 2010, the Cabernet Sauvignon includes 6% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard sources are State Lane, Stagecoach and Mast.Author: Antonio Galloni
Self | Rating: 93APPEARANCE Clear, medium intensity ruby color, sediment more apparent (but not intrusive) in the final 2 glasses of wine. NOSE Clean, with medium+ aroma intensity of cherry, mocha, cola, licorice, and cassis with a developing nose PALATE Dry, medium acidity, medium+ tannin and body, and high alcohol, with pronounced flavor intensity of graphite, cassis, bing cherry, black raspberry, and mocha, this was a complex, and layered wine with deep flavor intensity and a long finish. CONCLUSIONS Very good quality, this is |par for the course| with Paul's wines as he acheives a high flavor intensity while still managing depth and freshness, Ready to drink now, but can benefit from 5-10 years more agingAuthor: Koby
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
- 153 bottles owned
- 24 collectors
- Average collector rating: 93
(Out of 24 collectors)