Paul Hobbs

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.49 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
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
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.3

Dark purple and opaque core fading out to a violet rim. A ripe and alcoholic nose full of black fruit, chocolate, and green pepper. The palate was full and not well balanced with gritty tannins, high alcohol, and low acid. Candied and ripe black and blue fruit dominate with a touch of graphite. Med complexity and length. #paulhobbs #napavalley #california #ctbucklinwine

Dark purple and opaque core fading out to a violet rim. A ripe and alcoholic nose full of black fruit, chocolate, and green pepper. The palate was full and not well balanced with gritty tannins, high alcohol, and low acid. Candied and ripe black and blue fruit dominate with a touch of graphite. Med complexity and length. #paulhobbs #napavalley #california #ctbucklinwine

Oct 17th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Showing the great 2007 vintage in spades, though 2002 at its peak is still better. Black cherry, sweet currants and well integrated oak. Huge tannins that are saturated in fruit! So obviously good its criminal.

Showing the great 2007 vintage in spades, though 2002 at its peak is still better. Black cherry, sweet currants and well integrated oak. Huge tannins that are saturated in fruit! So obviously good its criminal.

May 11th, 2013
Kevin

Well it is very concentrated fruit and a lot of apparent oak. I feel this is a somewhat typical Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that could be a little bit more subtle. High alcohol at 14.9. Probably actually higher. Still aging nicely and could go for a long while. Perhaps another 10 years. Some nice cassis but followed by overripe fruit. Stewed blackberry, cherry and an earthiness that is quite pleasant.

Well it is very concentrated fruit and a lot of apparent oak. I feel this is a somewhat typical Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that could be a little bit more subtle. High alcohol at 14.9. Probably actually higher. Still aging nicely and could go for a long while. Perhaps another 10 years. Some nice cassis but followed by overripe fruit. Stewed blackberry, cherry and an earthiness that is quite pleasant.

Sep 25th, 2015
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Aug 1st, 2015
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Apr 13th, 2019
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Jan 9th, 2016
Danielle McLoughlin

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Feb 16th, 2015
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May 11th, 2014