Paul Hobbs

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.291 ratings
9.122 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
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.1

This is the entry level cab from Paul but is anything but entry level

This is the entry level cab from Paul but is anything but entry level

2 people found it helpfulFeb 11th, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

From a supposed "off vintage" Paul and his team nail it as this wine delivers in all aspects: color, nose, flavor, texture and finish. Personally I love Paul's wines and cut my teeth on his wines. Even if you dismiss all new world wine you can't ignore the perfect balance and concentration that Paul achieves. Truly unique wines that many try to be like in Napa but fail to achieve this kind of heady balance. It is indeed a style and is well done but not well copied, as much as many may try.
95% CS, 3% PV, 1% each CF/Merlot
Only 65% new oak for 20 months
Single vineyard sources: Properties: Nathan Coombs Estate, State Lane, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane, Beckstoffer Las Piedras, Stagecoach

From a supposed "off vintage" Paul and his team nail it as this wine delivers in all aspects: color, nose, flavor, texture and finish. Personally I love Paul's wines and cut my teeth on his wines. Even if you dismiss all new world wine you can't ignore the perfect balance and concentration that Paul achieves. Truly unique wines that many try to be like in Napa but fail to achieve this kind of heady balance. It is indeed a style and is well done but not well copied, as much as many may try.
95% CS, 3% PV, 1% each CF/Merlot
Only 65% new oak for 20 months
Single vineyard sources: Properties: Nathan Coombs Estate, State Lane, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane, Beckstoffer Las Piedras, Stagecoach

Aug 6th, 2016
Jerry Hindes CS, CSW

Had this February 23rd 2015.

Had this February 23rd 2015.

Feb 24th, 2015
Steven Foster

Wine buyer Belmont Wine Exchange

8.8

Do NOT discredit 2011. Just a beautiful vintage if done right.

Do NOT discredit 2011. Just a beautiful vintage if done right.

Feb 20th, 2015
Christanna Honer

Another rich chocolatey new leathery cab from Hobbs. Always love how balanced they are on the palate wth such a rich nose. Needs some time as tannins still pretty rough.

Another rich chocolatey new leathery cab from Hobbs. Always love how balanced they are on the palate wth such a rich nose. Needs some time as tannins still pretty rough.

Aug 13th, 2014
Chris England

When first tried this 2011 $95 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Cab was not showing well but since a few years ago it has evolved into a yummy 😈 drop - reminds me of the non overpowered πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Cabs of old πŸ˜‰

4.25 ⭐️ / 92-93

πŸ‡ 95% Cab S, 3% Pet V, 1% Malbec, & 1% Cab F

🍷 Opaque dark ruby

πŸ‘ƒ Chocolate covered blackcurrant w/ minerals, blueberry, plum, red berry, lavender, light oak & gravel

πŸ‘„ Med+ body of rich warming dark berry & plummy damson fruits in creamy chocolate w/ blueberry & purple blackcurrant ooizing through

🎯 Long smooth velvety full flavoured dark fruit in gooey choc

When first tried this 2011 $95 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Cab was not showing well but since a few years ago it has evolved into a yummy 😈 drop - reminds me of the non overpowered πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Cabs of old πŸ˜‰

4.25 ⭐️ / 92-93

πŸ‡ 95% Cab S, 3% Pet V, 1% Malbec, & 1% Cab F

🍷 Opaque dark ruby

πŸ‘ƒ Chocolate covered blackcurrant w/ minerals, blueberry, plum, red berry, lavender, light oak & gravel

πŸ‘„ Med+ body of rich warming dark berry & plummy damson fruits in creamy chocolate w/ blueberry & purple blackcurrant ooizing through

🎯 Long smooth velvety full flavoured dark fruit in gooey choc

May 9th, 2018
Peter J.

6333

Apr 3rd, 2014
Craig Benner

Always my favorite at the table.

Always my favorite at the table.

Dec 31st, 2015
Jeff Shapiro

Paul Hobbs belongs in conversations with the best of the best. This young cab is tremendous, possessing a velvety length. Hints of black fig, dark chocolate and tobacco leaf. An instant classic.

Paul Hobbs belongs in conversations with the best of the best. This young cab is tremendous, possessing a velvety length. Hints of black fig, dark chocolate and tobacco leaf. An instant classic.

Dec 15th, 2015
Zachary Hauge

Allegedly Paul Hobbs entry level Cabernet...far from entry level, very good.

Allegedly Paul Hobbs entry level Cabernet...far from entry level, very good.

Dec 1st, 2015