Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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Andrew Lampasone Delectable Pro

Owner Wine Watch Selections

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

9.1

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

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

9.3

Jerry Hindes CS, CSW Delectable Pro

Had this February 23rd 2015.

Had this February 23rd 2015.

9.0

Steven Foster Delectable Pro

Wine buyer Belmont Wine Exchange

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

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

8.8

Christanna Honer Delectable Pro

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.

9.8

Chris England

When first tried this 2011 $95

When first tried this 2011 $95

9.2

Peter J. Delectable Pro

6333

6333

Craig Benner

Always my favorite at the table.

Always my favorite at the table.

9.4

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.

9.5

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.

9.0