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2015 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Nathan Coombs Estate Coombsville Napa Valley

America/United States, California
94 VG
96 WA
Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Nathan Coombs Estate Coombsville Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Coombsville
Winery Paul Hobbs Winery
Vintage 2015
Color Red
Varietal(s) 98%Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petite Verdot
¥66,000  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Coombsville
Winery Paul Hobbs Winery
Vintage 2015
Color Red
Varietal(s) 98%Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petite Verdot
Press
94Vinous - Antonio Galloni
96Wine Advocate
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.8%
Product Code PHP4CSNC15
UPC NONE
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Bold and precise, the wine exemplifies the Coombsville AVA by expressing the volcanic soils that run throughout the estate vineyard. A vivid purple rim surrounds an opaque core while penetrating aromas emerge from initial cassis and powdered chocolate, expanding to graphite and Herbs de Provence. An immediate burst of dark cherry and ripe blackberry intermingle with savory herbs and slate-like minerality against a backdrop of balanced acidity and firm tannins that brings tension to the powerful finish. Exquisite with roasted rack of lamb with butter beans and spring onions. Serve at 50°-55° F.

Production

Vintage Notes

Growing Season
A true test of our vineyard team’s mettle, the challenges of the 2015 season commenced early with cold, damp, windy conditions during bloom causing poor set, and unevenly ripened clusters - what is known as ‘shot berries’. The remainder of the season steadied, and with much handwork and fruit thinning, delivered ripe and balanced fruit of high quality. Harvest was early across the board, a common occurrence when the vine carries a light crop.

Harvest
Hand-harvested at night, sheers only
Harvest date: October 10th – 16th

Viticulture

Vineyard
Owner: Paul Hobbs Winery
Clonal Selection: 337, 214 (cabernet franc), 400 (petite verdot)
Rootstock: 110r, 3309 (cabernet franc, petite verdot)
Plant Date: 2002, 2007
Soils: Guenoc Rock Outcrop Complex, Haire Loam, Haire Clay Loam and Sobranate Loam
Exposure: Southwestern exposure
Trellis: Bilateral Cordon
Yield: 2.5 -3.5 tons/acre

Vinification

Winemaking
Hand-sorted while still cold from the field
Fermented in small, closed top, stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
5 day cold soak, 30 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, Marques
Varietal Composition: 98% cabernet sauvignon, 1% cabernet franc, 1% petite verdot
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2017