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2011 Paul Hobbs - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 88 WA
  • 87 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 51849-2011-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    Bright purple. Cherry, cassis, pipe tobacco and vanilla on the nose, with a subtle herbal quality in the background. Supple dark fruit flavors are enlivened by juicy acidity, taking on spiciness with aeration. Finishes sweet and gently tannic, with the dark berry and tobacco qualities lingering.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa displays a denser saturated ruby/purple color as well as a pure, spicy bouquet with lots of black currants, medium body and an abrupt, gritty finish. This excellent Cabernet should be drunk in its first 7-8 years of life.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Trim yet well-proportioned, this offers moderately ripe plum and cherry fruit, with floral and spicy notes and a touch of licorice. Ends clean. Drink now through 2021. 4,744 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
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  • 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.

    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 Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena 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. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon 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

    • 45 bottles owned
    • 19 collectors