Paul Hobbs

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.330 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Vittorio Pallavicini

It's like drinking rainbows.

It's like drinking rainbows.

2 people found it helpfulNov 21st, 2013
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Deep ruby red with high intensity. Dark and brooding nose with lots of baking spices, smoked berries, and blackberries. Nose carried and easy to smell as soon as we opened the bottle. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Thick and plush palate with notes of dark cocoa, dark berries, both black and red. Super long and lingering finish. Absolutely delicious and easy to see where this will go in a few years since two hours was nowhere close to a long enough decant. Drink from 2017 till 2030.

Deep ruby red with high intensity. Dark and brooding nose with lots of baking spices, smoked berries, and blackberries. Nose carried and easy to smell as soon as we opened the bottle. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Thick and plush palate with notes of dark cocoa, dark berries, both black and red. Super long and lingering finish. Absolutely delicious and easy to see where this will go in a few years since two hours was nowhere close to a long enough decant. Drink from 2017 till 2030.

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2016
Paul Hoffert

Do you know how when you build something up in your mind and then it arrives and it is not quite what you thought. Well I guess is one of those times. Don’t get me wrong this is a good wine. Just did not live up to my idea of what it was going to be. Opens on the nose with leather and dusty fruits and maybe a touch of coco. Drank after two hours of decanting. Thinking it needs at least another hour. Palate had licorice and dark fruits. The acid to me was a touch high but okay. Fruits seemed to fade a bit towards the finish, which I wished lasted longer. It does have some really nice things going on but will revisit with longer decant and see what happens.

Do you know how when you build something up in your mind and then it arrives and it is not quite what you thought. Well I guess is one of those times. Don’t get me wrong this is a good wine. Just did not live up to my idea of what it was going to be. Opens on the nose with leather and dusty fruits and maybe a touch of coco. Drank after two hours of decanting. Thinking it needs at least another hour. Palate had licorice and dark fruits. The acid to me was a touch high but okay. Fruits seemed to fade a bit towards the finish, which I wished lasted longer. It does have some really nice things going on but will revisit with longer decant and see what happens.

Jun 18th, 2019
Karen Lowenstein

Love Paul Hobbs Chardonnay. Rich deep delicious.

Love Paul Hobbs Chardonnay. Rich deep delicious.

Aug 11th, 2018
Billy L.

2010 Vintage PNP -Dr Crane Vineyard
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
World Series sipper!
Love Paul Hobbs Wines & this was really good! Drink em’ Cheers 🍇🍷👍

2010 Vintage PNP -Dr Crane Vineyard
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
World Series sipper!
Love Paul Hobbs Wines & this was really good! Drink em’ Cheers 🍇🍷👍

Oct 28th, 2017
Riddley Walker

Чёрная смородина, черноплодка, черника, чернила, графит, тёртая листва, новая кожа, лакрица. Ещё очень молодо и компактно скручено, чуть алкогольно, с хорошей кислотностью, заметными танинами и прочной, напряжённой структурой. Чувствуются большой потенциал и способность обрести баланс. Глубоко, чётко, с точной детализацией и предпосылками к комплексности. Убедительное сочетание самоуверенности и стройной продуманности изложения. Интересно попробовать попозже.

Чёрная смородина, черноплодка, черника, чернила, графит, тёртая листва, новая кожа, лакрица. Ещё очень молодо и компактно скручено, чуть алкогольно, с хорошей кислотностью, заметными танинами и прочной, напряжённой структурой. Чувствуются большой потенциал и способность обрести баланс. Глубоко, чётко, с точной детализацией и предпосылками к комплексности. Убедительное сочетание самоуверенности и стройной продуманности изложения. Интересно попробовать попозже.

Jul 13th, 2017
Andreas Isler

Bostonweekend: Dinner & wintasting mit Christof & Stephen & Brian & John

Bostonweekend: Dinner & wintasting mit Christof & Stephen & Brian & John

Jun 18th, 2017
Laura Milton

Amazing and lovely! Thank you Billy!

Amazing and lovely! Thank you Billy!

Jan 2nd, 2017
Garrett Cosenza

Garrett had this 6 years ago

Garrett had this 6 years ago

Aug 5th, 2014
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.7

Erich had this 6 years ago

Erich had this 6 years ago

Jun 9th, 2014