Paul Hobbs

CrossBarn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1447 ratings
9.032 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Lyn Farmer

Deep ruby, with pronounced aromas of cassis, violet, blackberry - this is classic Napa Cab. Ripe tannins, good acidity, great length and very satisfying

Deep ruby, with pronounced aromas of cassis, violet, blackberry - this is classic Napa Cab. Ripe tannins, good acidity, great length and very satisfying

Aug 21st, 2018
Tim Servold

Balance and structure. Not overly ripe, good acid to balance the fruit. A little over priced. At $25 this would be an outstanding wine.

Balance and structure. Not overly ripe, good acid to balance the fruit. A little over priced. At $25 this would be an outstanding wine.

2 people found it helpfulJan 4th, 2015
Sean Edwards

Robust nose with oak up front. Decanting leafs to a firm palate with nice oak and red fruit on the palate. Loooooong finish. Tons of aging potential. Love this wine.

Robust nose with oak up front. Decanting leafs to a firm palate with nice oak and red fruit on the palate. Loooooong finish. Tons of aging potential. Love this wine.

2 people found it helpfulApr 21st, 2013
Amit Shah

Amit had this 3 years ago

Amit had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 17th, 2016
Shil Kothari

Nice balance of acid and fruit. Dark red bordering black indicative of 2012 napa fruit. Low acid, rounded tannins, great fruit (dried berries) Tabacco notes and no green notes.

Nice balance of acid and fruit. Dark red bordering black indicative of 2012 napa fruit. Low acid, rounded tannins, great fruit (dried berries) Tabacco notes and no green notes.

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2015
John Faulkner

I was hoping that the 2012 hoopla would shine thru with this wine. It's a well made wine with everything in place - fruit forward, oak, leather and hints of earth. But it was thin & because of that, it did not reveal much layering or complexity. Even after an hour or two, not much improved. It left me without that "yearning for more" feeling especially at it's price point.

I was hoping that the 2012 hoopla would shine thru with this wine. It's a well made wine with everything in place - fruit forward, oak, leather and hints of earth. But it was thin & because of that, it did not reveal much layering or complexity. Even after an hour or two, not much improved. It left me without that "yearning for more" feeling especially at it's price point.

1 person found it helpfulNov 7th, 2014
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.2

Love Paul's wines. Always well done.

Love Paul's wines. Always well done.

1 person found it helpfulMar 2nd, 2014
Eric Grasser

Cassis and chocolate. Robust. Oaky.

Cassis and chocolate. Robust. Oaky.

Feb 21st, 2016
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.0

Pleasant wine. Floral, red fruit but dark in color. Robert Parker actually thinks this wine could last 20 years. Would shock me, but who am I to argue

Pleasant wine. Floral, red fruit but dark in color. Robert Parker actually thinks this wine could last 20 years. Would shock me, but who am I to argue

Oct 29th, 2015
Rebecca Fletcher

Earthy, black fruit. Hot! A bit of a short finish

Earthy, black fruit. Hot! A bit of a short finish

Aug 15th, 2015