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2002 Paul Hobbs - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

When Paul Hobbs founded his eponymous winery in 1991, he set out to produce small lot, hand-crafted, vineyard designate wines. He began with just three - one Chardonnay, one Pinot Noir and one Cabernet Sauvignon.

Over the years, the small family of wines has grown to over a dozen as numerous new and historic vineyards have captured Hobbs' attention since that first vintage. The... More »

WS 94
WA 94
Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2021 WA: 2006-2020 WS: 2007-2014
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WA 94
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 157
Drink Dates 2006-2020

It is obvious Paul Hobbs prefers the influence of Taransaud cooperage on his Bordeaux varietals because they tend to give the wines a chocolatey character, and that is seen in the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa (3,120 cases), a Cabernet Sauvignon with terrific concentration, remarkable opulence, and layers of cassis- and licorice-infused tobacco leaf notes that just cascade over the palate with an unctuous texture. The wealth of fruit and concentration hides some relatively serious tannin in this large-scaled wine.

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WS 94
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2007-2014

This rich, plush, concentrated young Cabernet exhibits layers of firm currant, black cherry and plum that are supple and harmonious. Picks up momentum, with the flavors unfolding gracefully on the finish, revealing extra nuances and ending in a remarkably complex aftertaste. 3,723 cases made.

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Author Koby
Site / Blog The Wine Forum Trust Rating 97.574%
Tasted On 07/28/2014

My last bottle :(

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Author ebgreenb
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.96%
Tasted On 04/15/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2021

Dark purple with lots of fruit and alcohol. More in the style of a big shiraz than a bordeaux. Tones of toffee and tobacco with ample smooth tannins.

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Tasted On 05/01/2010


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