Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (1500ml)

$599

Not surprisingly, the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard is reminiscent of a great first-growth Pauillac. One of Napa’s true first-growth vineyards, Hobbs obtains just about everything one could want from this extraordinary site. The phenomenal 2008 boasts sweet, juicy creme de cassis, incense, blackberry, toasty oak, licorice and spice box characteristics. Deep and full-bodied with great intensity, freshness, laser-like precision, copious tannin and a 60+ second finish... It comes close to rivaling the 2007 and the virtually perfect 2002 (which I recently drank and was blown away by). Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Peter Marks Delectable Pro

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

Not quite over the top. Rich, ripe and round. Shows the blackberry hallmark of To-Kalon.

Not quite over the top. Rich, ripe and round. Shows the blackberry hallmark of To-Kalon.

8.7

Jeffrey Long

Good!

Good!

9.4

Cameron Myhrvold

A great and classic Napa cab

A great and classic Napa cab

9.5

Sam Tejwani

Hitting its stride

Hitting its stride

9.7

Howard Greenfield

Nice pull, @Howard Greenfield. How much airtime did this need?

Nice pull, @Howard Greenfield. How much airtime did this need?

9.4

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