Paul Hobbs

Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.425 ratings
9.69 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
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9.3

Saturated red-ruby. Site-driven scents of black cherry, red- and blackcurrant, licorice, violet and sexy soil tones. Densely packed, youthful and rather elegantly styled, showing lovely inner-mouth lift to its slightly inky dark fruit, spice and graphite flavors. No easy sweetness here but this classically dry wine boasts excellent definition and inner-mouth tension. With its firm tannic structure this wine is still a baby, but it can still be enjoyed now with some decanting. More time in the cellar should bring greater complexity, though. This is one of Paul Hobbs's favorite vintages for this wine, from fruit picked on the later side. But he feels that the 2010 version is easier to drink in spite of its very primary character. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2019)

Saturated red-ruby. Site-driven scents of black cherry, red- and blackcurrant, licorice, violet and sexy soil tones. Densely packed, youthful and rather elegantly styled, showing lovely inner-mouth lift to its slightly inky dark fruit, spice and graphite flavors. No easy sweetness here but this classically dry wine boasts excellent definition and inner-mouth tension. With its firm tannic structure this wine is still a baby, but it can still be enjoyed now with some decanting. More time in the cellar should bring greater complexity, though. This is one of Paul Hobbs's favorite vintages for this wine, from fruit picked on the later side. But he feels that the 2010 version is easier to drink in spite of its very primary character. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2019)

Aug 29th, 2019
Patrick Derdeyn

Shout out to @Craig Benner. Great wine in a sea of great wines tonight. Stupidly tannic still and needs a tom of time but the fruit stood out as being truly special.

Shout out to @Craig Benner. Great wine in a sea of great wines tonight. Stupidly tannic still and needs a tom of time but the fruit stood out as being truly special.

Jul 8th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Dark cherry, plum, kirsch, blueberry, chocolate and mint. M+ intensity on the nose and palate. Plum and black cherry. M- acid, m+ body, m+ finish and complexity. Beckstoffer To Kalon vineyard never disappoints.

Dark cherry, plum, kirsch, blueberry, chocolate and mint. M+ intensity on the nose and palate. Plum and black cherry. M- acid, m+ body, m+ finish and complexity. Beckstoffer To Kalon vineyard never disappoints.

Feb 24th, 2016
Charlie Beatty

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9.4

Pure fruit and soft tannin structure . Opened 3 hours before event! Wine Spec Tasting in NYC

Pure fruit and soft tannin structure . Opened 3 hours before event! Wine Spec Tasting in NYC

Oct 23rd, 2015
Bridgit Griessel

Stunning wine, big tannin, well balanced

Stunning wine, big tannin, well balanced

Apr 20th, 2015
Erica Stancliff

Tobacco, well aged, ripe lush dark fruit with great structure

Tobacco, well aged, ripe lush dark fruit with great structure

Apr 6th, 2015
Andy Burwell

This the best Cabernet I have ever had. Smooth and robust flavors. Fruit is polished and could probably age for another ten years or more.

This the best Cabernet I have ever had. Smooth and robust flavors. Fruit is polished and could probably age for another ten years or more.

Jan 13th, 2019
Pierce Osgood

Bold

Nov 20th, 2016
Benjamin Keator

Not a fan of Hobbs as a person (he's an arrogant ass), but the man can make some damn fine wine. Drinking very well for being so young

Not a fan of Hobbs as a person (he's an arrogant ass), but the man can make some damn fine wine. Drinking very well for being so young

Jul 8th, 2016
Gary Moreno Jr.

For god damn diculius

For god damn diculius

Apr 4th, 2015