Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Paul Hobbs Hyde Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
Paul Hobbs Hyde Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
(search item no. 7675)

PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $46.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep black garnet color; generous aromas of ripe cherries, chocolate truffles, sweet nutmeg and sage; intense fruit flavors, blackcurrants, red-fleshed plums mingle with exotic spices, black olive and a hint of tobacco. Full-bodied, luxurious on the mid-palate; the finish is elegant and powerful. Alcohol 13.2%
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About Paul Hobbs Winery:

Paul Hobbs has built his winery's portfolio from the ground up on a foundation of strong, collaborative relationships with the growers of some of Napa's and Sonoma's most compelling and historical properties. Meticulous vineyard management followed by minimally-invasive winemaking techniques is Paul Hobbs approach for producing wines that express their vineyard origins with utmost finesse, complexity and authenticity; in other words, wines with a sense of place. As a winemaker, Paul is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards along with his pioneering, innovative work with new and historical sites and regions. His success has inspired a wealth of nicknames among the press, from quiet trendsetter to truffle-hunting dog. He founded Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991, Vina Cobos in 1999 and is a leading consultant winemaker around the globe.