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Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 £121.71
Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Raised on a farm on the east coast of the United States, Paul Hobbs grew up in a tee-total household but this did not stop his first taste of wine from being Chateau Y’quem. It is tempting to say ‘and the rest is history and leave it at that, but there is so much more to this man.
Paul came to winemaking via studying to be a doctor and this scientific background and attention to detail have helped hone his approach to crafting wonderfully precise, complex wines in California, and around the world. He has famously been called the ‘Steve Jobs’ of wine by Forbes magazine and it is clear he is a driven perfectionist whose hard work has paid off with numerous 100 points scores from the critics. However, to stop there would do Paul an injustice. Notwithstanding his mainstream winemaking training at USC Davis, Paul has been a long advocate of low intervention methods.
Dark garnet colour with aromas of blackberry and cassis, lavender, freshly crushed sage, black olive and cedar. The generous and juicy palate excites with black fig, dark chocolate, tobacco leaf, and graphite. The wine finishes long and pure with chewy bramble and tannin.