Paul Hobbs

Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.211 ratings
9.54 pro ratings
Oakville, 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
Brad Dixon

Superb

Superb

Jan 7th, 2018
Tom Kobylarz

Happy Father's Day! Grand Cru #tokalon Cabernet, from @paulhobbswinery who is my guilty pleasure go-to #Napa producer. Umami laden Bing cherry, cassis, rich mocha, charcoal, and graphite, this is off the charts in complexity and depth. It should peak within 5 years for intensity and balance, and for wonks like me that like their wines with age, should easily stretch to 15-20 more years. In a great spot now, the umami thing is really pulling me in, surprisingly good mouth watering acidity too! Many try to achieve what Paul can do with ripeness but fail to achieve the intensity married with this careful balance. #paulhobbs

Happy Father's Day! Grand Cru #tokalon Cabernet, from @paulhobbswinery who is my guilty pleasure go-to #Napa producer. Umami laden Bing cherry, cassis, rich mocha, charcoal, and graphite, this is off the charts in complexity and depth. It should peak within 5 years for intensity and balance, and for wonks like me that like their wines with age, should easily stretch to 15-20 more years. In a great spot now, the umami thing is really pulling me in, surprisingly good mouth watering acidity too! Many try to achieve what Paul can do with ripeness but fail to achieve the intensity married with this careful balance. #paulhobbs

Jun 20th, 2016
V J
8.7

2003 Vintage, hanging with dad and Nithin 7-25-20

2003 Vintage, hanging with dad and Nithin 7-25-20

Jul 25th, 2020
Nik Kannan

This is a PG13wine but with a finish like the ultimate classic .. almost like a 16 time winner and looks like forum blue & Gold - sophisticated like the Lakers

This is a PG13wine but with a finish like the ultimate classic .. almost like a 16 time winner and looks like forum blue & Gold - sophisticated like the Lakers

May 17th, 2017
Tony Chen

Way overrated , taste & smell artificial flavor. After decant awhile the taste even more weird than when it was opened. Don't know why it's rated so good?

Way overrated , taste & smell artificial flavor. After decant awhile the taste even more weird than when it was opened. Don't know why it's rated so good?

Jan 20th, 2017
William Lauder

TRULY special Cabernet

TRULY special Cabernet

May 28th, 2016
Carlos Rivera

Awesome - obviously way to young to even guess its potential. When you combine an top notch vineyard with a powerful vintage you expect greatness. This wine met the expectation and it will be a please to revisit in 10 years. Tasted blind.

Awesome - obviously way to young to even guess its potential. When you combine an top notch vineyard with a powerful vintage you expect greatness. This wine met the expectation and it will be a please to revisit in 10 years. Tasted blind.

May 3rd, 2016
Erik Talvola

Writer WineEnthusiast.com

9.4

Erik had this 8 months ago

Erik had this 8 months ago

Dec 2nd, 2019
Evan Shumway

Evan had this a year ago

Evan had this a year ago

May 7th, 2019
Daoud Sangwa

Sommelier Whole Foods Market

9.3

Daoud had this 4 years ago

Daoud had this 4 years ago

Dec 5th, 2016