Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon "Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard" 2014 (Oakville, Napa Valley, California) - [JS 99,

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon "Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard" 2014
(Oakville, Napa Valley, California) - [JS 99, #10 Top 100 Domesitc of 2017] [WA 96-100] [WS 95] [VM 94]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, densely saturated garnet in the glass, has even in its appearance, depth balanced by liveliness. Strikingly focused aromatics of crushed graphite, cedar, sage, and cigar box precede flavors of mountain black cherry, wild blackberry and currant wafting in high wattage power from the glass. The mouth feels full weight and roundness is framed by waves of silky yet pronounced tannins, which crescendo into a long, elegant finish that exhilarates the palate. Consider complementing the complexity and profound depth of this wine with the simplicity of a pan roasted veal chop, or well-seasoned dry aged beef. Serve at 50°-55° F.

Ratings & Reviews

99 Points, #10 Top 100 Domestic of 2017 - James Suckling:
"Amazing aromas of Chinese spices, sweet tobacco, incense, anise and dark fruits. Full-bodied, yet tight and reserved. Great density and polish. An entrancing wine. Lasts for minutes on the palate. Already a dream to drink but will improve magnificently." - (January 27, 2017)

96-100 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The first-growth 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard flirts again with a potential perfect score when it is finally in bottle. Opaque purple in color, with notes of charcoal, graphite, incense, blueberry and blackberry fruit, and a touch of new oak followed by a full-bodied, massively concentrated mouthfeel. This is an amazing wine for a 2014, and the good news is that there are 800 cases of it, compared to only 638 in 2013. It should drink well for 20 or more years." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (3rd Mar 2016)

95 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Pure and rich, with an intense core of blackberry, boysenberry, black licorice, crushed rock and seductive spicy, mocha-laced oak. This zooms, glides, twists and turns, offering a fascinating array of flavors and textures. Best from 2020 through 2038. 840 cases made."- JL (Web Only - 2017)

94 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is defined by its creamy mid-palate overall depth. A classic wine from this famed Oakville site, the 2014 possesses striking inner sweetness and overall finesse. Inky bluish/purplish fruit, spice, mint, and new leather are nicely delineated throughout." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2016)