Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon "Nathan Coombs Estate Vineyard" 2014 (Coombsville, Napa Valley, California) - [RP 96-99] [JS 96] [VM 95] [WS 92]

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon "Nathan Coombs Estate Vineyard" 2014
(Coombsville, Napa Valley, California) - [RP 96-99] [JS 96] [VM 95] [WS 92]

Regular price $445.00 Sale price $394.97 Save $50.03

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RP96 JS96 VM95 WS92
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Notes from the Winemaker:
Situated on gently sloped terrain, this estate Coombsville AVA vineyard produces wine of great character with its moderate climate and unusual soil composition. An inky black color with a vivid purple rim, this wine invites with seductive aromatics of lavender, dried herbs, black cherry and cassis. The palate is vibrant with finely sculpted layers of dark chocolate and blackberry tart interwoven with moist earth and crushed granite. Bold, chewy tannins and balanced acidity complete this wine that offers focus, complexity and powerful structure.

  • Hand-harvested, picked at night
  • Hand-sorted while still cold from the field
  • Fermented in small, closed top, stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
  • 6-day cold soak, 29 days total maceration
  • Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
  • Gentle pumpovers and delestage
  • Aged 20 months in French oak barrels; 100% new
  • Coopers: Taransaud, Baron, Darnajou, Radoux
  • Varietal Composition: 98% cabernet sauvignon, 2% cabernet franc
  • Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2016

Ratings & Reviews

96-99 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Even better than the 2013 (and this is probably the only cuvée about which I can say that when it comes to Bordeaux varietals), the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Nathan Coombs Estate is super-dense, displaying sweet crème de cassis, Christmas fruitcake and spice box notes as well as a long, opulent mouthfeel, crushed rock and lead pencil shavings, and a round, generous, sumptuous mouthfeel. It is a killer effort and a great example of Coombsville viticulture. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. Kudos to Paul Hobbs!" - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (3rd Mar 2016)

96 Points - James Suckling:
"Aromas of cloves and currants with hints of rose petals. Iodine and oyster shell. Full body and polished and velvety tannins. Very linear and focused. A real backbone of fine tannins and acidity and mineral tension. Pinpoint clarity with immense density. Muscular. Needs time to soften. Fantastic. Drink in 2021." - (Thursday, January 26, 2017)

95 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Nathan Coombs Estate Vineyard is the most dynamic and intense of these wines. Stylistically, the Nathan Coombs is most similar to the Piedras in its tannic and structural profile. A rush of dark red cherry and pomegranate punctuate the vibrant finish. I very much like the sense of energy here. I will not be surprised if, over time, the Nathan Coombs becomes the top Cabernet for Paul Hobbs, as it is the only estate vineyard in the range, and being in control of all aspects of production is increasingly critical for winemakers who strive to be at the very top." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2016)

92 Points - Wine Spectator
"Aromas of dark berry, cherry, rose and plum firm quickly, giving the tannins muscular flex that provides the framework around a dense core of licorice-scented flavors. Best from 2020 through 2034." — J.L. (July 12, 2017)