Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - 750ml

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92pts Wine Spectator

Elegant and refined, though deeply tannic. The core of dark berry, licorice, loamy, gravelly earth, cedar and tobacco flavors gives this depth and structure. Drink now through 2029. 5,899 cases made. James Laube

92pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Very deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (containing splashes of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc) opens with expressive crushed plums, mulberries and cassis with touches of dark chocolate, baking spice and black soil. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with approachable, spicy black fruit, framed by grainy tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long with a pleasant herbal lift. 5,899 cases were made.  Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Winemaker Notes

The color of a Burmese ruby, the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon even in its appearance has an exuberant nature. On the nose find wild elderberry, black currant, and tobacco. Pure, delineated flavors of ripe blueberry, graphite, olive, sage, thyme and sea salt provide for an ever evolving experience on the palate. Fine-grained tannins, balanced acidity and a richly intense texture persist through the very long finish. Exquisite with grilled rib eye, pasta Bolognese, or a delicate beef carpaccio. Serve at 50°-55° F.