10 Ratings
Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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Paul Hobbs



Wine Description

(2003 Vintage) The third release from the Stagecoach Vineyard reveals the extraordinary attributes of this vineyard. This is an expansive wine, massive yet well-delineated, possessing great depth and vibrancy. Its inky, black garnet hues give way to blackberry, plum and licorice aromas, blanketed with dusty earth and leather. The palate explodes in a muscular display of black fruit, cassis and cedar, with elements of underbrush and sandalwood adding complexity. Luxuriant flavors persist through a powerful and sinewy mid-palate, to a never-ending mocha-tinged finish punctuated by chewy, fine-grained read more...tannins. This is a cellar-worthy wine that is graciously giving more than a glimpse of its prodigious gifts. (hide)

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    pretty solid

    about 6 years
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  • Wine Advocate
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: (96-100) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/05
  • Wine Advocate
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: (93-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06