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2005 Paul Hobbs - Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer (To-Kalon) Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Oakville - Red

USA - California - Napa - Oakville

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 »

Score
94
WS 95
IWC 93
WA 93-95
Drink Dates
WA: 2009-2026 WS: 2008-2013
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IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138

Dark purple. Hugely aromatic nose offers cherry, blackcurrant, cured tobacco, roasted coffee and licorice. Dense and weighty but fresh, with energetic red and dark fruit flavors, chewy texture and a wallop of vanilla on the back end. Combines depth, power and energy deftly, with superb finishing clarity and thrust. This won't let go of the palate.

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WA 93-95
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 168
Drink Dates 2009-2026

Paul Hobbs' flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2005 Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard, exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to aromas of graphite interwoven with blackberries, creme de cassis, licorice, and high-class cigar tobacco. The cooler vintage conditions have given this powerful, rich Cabernet definition, elegance, and a streamlined mouthfeel. This beauty will benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age, and last for two decades or more.

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WS 95
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2008-2013

This has wonderful purity of fruit. Rich, ripe, intense and elegant, with layers of spicy currant, wild berry, black cherry, anise and hazelnut shadings. Gains depth and length on the finish, which sails on.

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Author Alexander C229
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.5%
Tasted On 09/21/2013
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Author G
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.959%
Tasted On 06/16/2013

Very rich, bold and young. Solid finish. Should get better with age.

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Author Mcaz
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.05%
Tasted On 09/09/2012

This wine has a deep red, beautiful color in the glass. Aromas of rich, ripened berry fruits on the nose set this wine up perfectly for the palate full of dark berry and toast. It has a long lasting finish to enjoy!

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Author WineRyan
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.737%
Tasted On 04/24/2010

Musky dirt notes on nose. Full bodied, lots of fruit on palate, nice structure. Medium-long finish, lingers nicely.

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Author Adriel L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.794%
Tasted On 11/08/2008
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