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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 110790)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $77.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The diverse terroirs of four hallmark vineyards (Beckstoffer To Kalon, Hyde, Stagecoach and Beckstoffer Dr. Crane) harmonize in dense concentration for a multi-dimensional cabernet sauvignon of great depth and length. Aromas of lavender, anise and baker's cocoa are the prelude to a firmly-structured, deep garnet palate of black currant, cassis and fresh tobacco. Subtle floral accents and bolder graphite notes persist through the mid-palate, leading to an earthy, lengthy finish that finds tannins and subtle acidity in perfect balance.

Blend: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc

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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.