Paul Hobbs CrossBarn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (375ml)

Ratings on Delectable

Tim Servold

Balance and structure. Not overly ripe, good acid to balance the fruit. A little over priced. At $25 this would be an outstanding wine.

Balance and structure. Not overly ripe, good acid to balance the fruit. A little over priced. At $25 this would be an outstanding wine.

8.9

Shil Kothari

Nice balance of acid and fruit. Dark red bordering black indicative of 2012 napa fruit. Low acid, rounded tannins, great fruit (dried berries) Tabacco notes and no green notes.

Nice balance of acid and fruit. Dark red bordering black indicative of 2012 napa fruit. Low acid, rounded tannins, great fruit (dried berries) Tabacco notes and no green notes.

8.5

John Faulkner

I was hoping that the 2012 hoopla would shine thru with this wine. It's a well made wine with everything in place - fruit forward, oak, leather and hints of earth. But it was thin & because of that, it did not reveal much layering or complexity. Even after an hour or two, not much improved. It left me without that "yearning for more" feeling especially at it's price point.

I was hoping that the 2012 hoopla would shine thru with this wine. It's a well made wine with everything in place - fruit forward, oak, leather and hints of earth. But it was thin & because of that, it did not reveal much layering or complexity. Even after an hour or two, not much improved. It left me without that "yearning for more" feeling especially at it's price point.

8.2

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Paul Hobbs, once hired by Robert Mondavi for his advanced understanding of oak aging, soon he was making the inaugural Opus One vintage. Paul then went on to start Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991. Crossbarn is Paul Hobbs least expensive entry but a great value. Dark Ruby with aromas of dark fruits and sweet herb notes. On the palate blackberry, currants and sweet plum flavors with hints of espresso and cacao. Smooth tannins, bright acidity, well balanced with nice mouthfeel give way to a lingering finish. Tastes great now but still has some years to run.

Paul Hobbs, once hired by Robert Mondavi for his advanced understanding of oak aging, soon he was making the inaugural Opus One vintage. Paul then went on to start Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991. Crossbarn is Paul Hobbs least expensive entry but a great value. Dark Ruby with aromas of dark fruits and sweet herb notes. On the palate blackberry, currants and sweet plum flavors with hints of espresso and cacao. Smooth tannins, bright acidity, well balanced with nice mouthfeel give way to a lingering finish. Tastes great now but still has some years to run.

9.1

Ryan Carey Delectable Pro

Founder Wine Confidential

Pleasant wine. Floral, red fruit but dark in color. Robert Parker actually thinks this wine could last 20 years. Would shock me, but who am I to argue

Pleasant wine. Floral, red fruit but dark in color. Robert Parker actually thinks this wine could last 20 years. Would shock me, but who am I to argue

9.0

Matt Sterr Delectable Pro

Classic Napa Cab nose. Dark and brooding with moderate tannin. I like the style.

Classic Napa Cab nose. Dark and brooding with moderate tannin. I like the style.

9.1

Vance Gregory Delectable Pro

Owner Edmond Wine Shop

Our Saturday night special. The 2012 from Napa is delicious. Ripe, complex and polished.

Our Saturday night special. The 2012 from Napa is delicious. Ripe, complex and polished.

9.2

Christanna Honer Delectable Pro

Ripe but structured, delicious

Ripe but structured, delicious

9.8

Jacob smith

The age of this win diffently poked through. Leather everywhere. Got some of the oak aging with cigar box. Plum fruits didn't get much of the red fruits but could get some on the smell.Always one of my favorite wines. Peob best vintage I have had of this wine March 27 2020 covid-19 wine

The age of this win diffently poked through. Leather everywhere. Got some of the oak aging with cigar box. Plum fruits didn't get much of the red fruits but could get some on the smell.Always one of my favorite wines. Peob best vintage I have had of this wine March 27 2020 covid-19 wine

9.5

Frank Heinz

Sharing a magnum with Bruce and Julie Morris

Sharing a magnum with Bruce and Julie Morris

9.4

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
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    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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