2012 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
Wine Advocate Paul Hobbs Winery, 2012 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard's nose of creme de cassis, licorice, forest floor and espresso bean was followed by a full-bodied, opulent, round, generously endowed wine with no hard edges or flaws, just endless depth. It's going to be extra special, but it is too early to say whether it will achieve the perfection of its 2002 sibling. The finish lasts 45-50 seconds, and this cuvee has 20-25 years of life ahead of it (96-100)." –Oct 2013
Vinous Media Paul Hobbs Winery, 2012 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard captures the pure pedigree of this great site. Round and seamless on the attack, yet backed up by considerable underlying structure, the 2012 is utterly magnificent and complete. Blue and black fruit, grilled herbs, smoke, spices and menthol are layered into the voluptuous, perfumed finish. The 2012 is going to need time, but it is superb."
–December 2014, Antonio Galloni
James Suckling Paul Hobbs Winery, 2012 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
"A red with blackberry, black currant and rose leaf character. Full body, round and silky tannins and a long and intense finish. Wow. This is a long ride... Drink or hold." –July 2015
The Cabernet fruit for this wine was sourced from favored rows within the acclaimed C2 block of Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard. This exceptional site is situated on the Oakville bench, containing gravelly soils with high mineral content.
The 2012 growing season has been described by many as “textbook perfect”. Temperate summer days moderated plant growth, contributing to smaller cluster and berry size during lag phase, leading to increased concentration of flavors. An idyllic Indian summer finished the maturation process, producing fruit with exceptional character and intensity.