Paul Hobbs

Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.421 ratings
8.83 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
Greg Gregory

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot. Nuff said.

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot. Nuff said.

Sep 24th, 2015
Bill Bender

Hedonistic, a little over the top....but a very well made gem. Suggest a minimum 3 hour decant.

Hedonistic, a little over the top....but a very well made gem. Suggest a minimum 3 hour decant.

Oct 25th, 2014
Jenifer Freebairn

Texture, texture, texture. Fruit fresh but drink now.

Texture, texture, texture. Fruit fresh but drink now.

Nov 10th, 2013
WC Fields

Amazing just like the last 4. Number six will wait but not too long.

Amazing just like the last 4. Number six will wait but not too long.

Apr 15th, 2020
Eric L.

Really delicious tonight. A nice mix of leather, black cherry, plum, baking spices, and cedar. No signs of bricking in the color. Still has a nice tannic structure. This could go decades longer.

Really delicious tonight. A nice mix of leather, black cherry, plum, baking spices, and cedar. No signs of bricking in the color. Still has a nice tannic structure. This could go decades longer.

Mar 22nd, 2019
Eric L.

This was absolutely delicious tonight! Lovely fruit along with some excellent secondary characteristics like tobacco and leather as well. Everything is in perfect balance. Just a beautiful wine that still shows quite youthful and has many more good years to go.

This was absolutely delicious tonight! Lovely fruit along with some excellent secondary characteristics like tobacco and leather as well. Everything is in perfect balance. Just a beautiful wine that still shows quite youthful and has many more good years to go.

Jul 13th, 2018
WC Fields

@Bill Bender i miss ya on here bud.

@Bill Bender i miss ya on here bud.

Mar 9th, 2018
Bret Barker

This was stink inky purple after 16 years. Also decanted for 2 hours. What a wine with a little graphite and smoke mixed with berries. Long finish and well balanced and gave the realm a run for its money. I prefer older wines so I lean towards this wine

This was stink inky purple after 16 years. Also decanted for 2 hours. What a wine with a little graphite and smoke mixed with berries. Long finish and well balanced and gave the realm a run for its money. I prefer older wines so I lean towards this wine

Oct 1st, 2017
Eric L.

Just delicious. This seems like it is at a peak drinking window to me.

Just delicious. This seems like it is at a peak drinking window to me.

May 17th, 2017
WC Fields

Stunner. As always. Throwing tons sediment but damn tasty. Opulent black fruit, velvety tannins, with licorice, smoke, sweet tobacco.

Stunner. As always. Throwing tons sediment but damn tasty. Opulent black fruit, velvety tannins, with licorice, smoke, sweet tobacco.

Apr 10th, 2017