2013 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras
Wine Advocate Paul Hobbs Winery, 2013 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras
"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard displays loads of charcoal, barbecue smoke, blueberry and blackberry fruit, an opulent, full-bodied mouthfeel, and hints of charcoal and subtle oak in a full-bodied, multi-dimensional style. Drink it over the next 20 years. " –Mar 2016
Vinous Paul Hobbs Winery, 2013 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras
"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard is rich, powerful and explosive. The underlying minerality and intensity of this site comes through in spades. Lavender, crushed rocks, graphite, smoke and incense add shades of dimension. Readers will have to give the 2013 a few years to soften, but there is plenty to like. -AG"
Paul Hobbs Winery, 2013 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras
2013 was a phenomenal growing season in just about every way. A warm, dry spring led to early bud break, limited canopy vigor and berry size, and created ideal conditions through bloom and fruit set. An abundance of long sunny days, with only one heat spike in early July, resulted in even
ripening and an early harvest with exceptional flavor development.
The result of such great conditions is an expansive wine structured around fine tannin, almost saline minerality and rich, intense fruit. Aged 20 months in French oak barrels, 100%
new, unfined and unfiltered.