Paul Hobbs Stagecoach Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 106105
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • collectible wine
  • ST94
  • WS93
  • RP93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.1%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

From its dense, saturated ruby hue to its earthy, cigar box nose, this cabernet sauvignon commands attention and suggests a cellar-worthy wine. More than evident on the palate right now is the great intensity, depth and structure it possesses. Pure, focused flavors of black cherry, currant and tobacco coat the mouth, while notes of forest floor and pencil shavings add further dimension and nuance. A lingering finish offers balanced acidity and firm, chewy tannins. Alcohol 15.1%

Varietal Composition: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon & 2% Cabernet Franc

Critical Acclaim

"Inky violet. Seductive spice- and floral-accented blackberry and cassis aromas, with a gentle hint of cured tobacco. Ripe and plush, with sweet dark berry flavors, gentle tannins and an impressively sweet tone on the finish. This is extremely concentrated but there's impressive mineral lift, too. Range: 93-94"
94 Points

"Dense, rich and savory, with earthy hazelnut, dried currant, black cherry and blackberry fruit that slowly unfolds to reveal extra facets of spice, berry, fresh-cut flowers and sage. Returns to the fruit theme on the finish. Best from 2010 through 2017. 525 cases made. "
93 Points

"As usual, the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard is more primordial and broodingly backward than its siblings. It offers notes of charcoal and earthy black currants, high tannins, and a full-bodied, powerful personality. While filled with purity and depth, it will need time in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2025. "
93 Points

"Strongly scented with cassis and blackberries and showing a distinct streak of minerals and dark soils in the nose, this fat and full-bodied working is biased just a bit to ripeness in the mouth with deep flavors that play juicy fruit against lots of sweet oak. Arguably a touch hot and showing just a touch of the narrowness that marks many wines of the vintage, it ends with a long and very flavorful finish, and it should hit its best within a half-dozen years."
91 Points

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