PAUL HOBBS Cabernet Sauvignon, Crossbarn 2017 Bottle/nc 14.5%abv VGN/VEG (los)
Red Still Wine | America | California | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grape: 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 being Chateau Y'quem. Paul came to winemaking via studying to be a doctor and this scientific background and attention to detail has 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. TASTING: Displays a dark ruby hue with aromas of crushed violets, graphite, and blueberry. A burst of licorice and boysenberry are revealed on the palate carried along by bright savoury spices and mineral notes that persist throughout. Polished tannins kick in giving the wine a soft texture along with a lively acidity that gives the wine a clean, extended finish. Perfect with Lamb shanks, casserole and game bird.