2014 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Nathan Coombs Estate Coombsville Napa Valley

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Nathan Coombs Estate Coombsville Napa Valley



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About this Wine

Country United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Paul Hobbs Wines
Vintage 2014
Color Red
Varietal(s) 98% cabernet sauvignon, 2% cabernet franc
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 750ml
Alcohol 14.8%
Product Code PHN4C14
Inventory In Stock

Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

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.


Vintage Notes

・ Summary: 2014 was the third straight outstanding growing season in a row, following the excellent 2012 and 2013 vintages. Dry winter and spring conditions limited canopy vigor, and a warm growing season with a lack of extreme heat spikes resulted in prolonged, even ripening through harvest. The resulting wines possess great site specificity, depth and quality.
・ Harvest Date: October 9th - 20th
・ Harvest Brix: 25.8


・ Owner: Paul Hobbs Winery
・ Clonal Selection: 337, 214 (cabernet franc)
・ Rootstock: 110r, 3309 (cabernet franc)
・ Plant Date: 2002, 2007
・ Soils: Guenoc Rock Outcrop Complex, Haire Loam, Haire Clay Loam and Sobranate Loam
・ Exposure: Southwestern exposure
・ Trellis: Bilateral Cordon
・ Yield: 3.8 tons/acre


・ 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
・ Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2016

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