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2016 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

America/United States, California
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Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Paul Hobbs Winery
Vintage 2016
Color Red
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon
¥16,500  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Paul Hobbs Winery
Vintage 2016
Color Red
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon
Press
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.6%
Product Code PHP4CS--16
UPC NONE
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

From its alluring deep garnet to its engaging aromas of wild blackberry, cocoa, and dried sage, the wine is endowed with refinement and definition by sourcing from first-rate sites within the region. A core of succulent dark plum and black currant envelope the palate with delineated accents of lavender, tobacco and crushed graphite that hold through the long finish across fine-grained tannins and balanced acidity. Lovely with aged goat milk cheese and jamón ibérico or classic beef bourguignon. Serve at 50°-55° F.

Production

Vintage Notes

The 2016 growing season was cooler on average than the previous three vintages, with lower temperatures during the day and cooler nights. Although harvest started a week earlier than average, weather remained stable throughout the growing season. No significant heat spikes took place during the ripening phase, yet fruit came in all at once over a two to three-week period. Overall, the 2016 delivers optimal quality and an expressive fruit profile.

Viticulture

Vineyard
- Sources: Nathan Coombs Estate, Flat Rock, State Lane
- Clonal selection: 4, 337, 169, 7, 214 (cabernet franc), 400 (petite verdot)
- Rootstock: 110r, 101-14, 3309
- Sites: various sites, exposures, and soil types
- Yield: 2.0 – 4.8 tons/acre

 

Harvest
- Hand-harvested at night, sheers only
- Harvest date: October 7th – 13th

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, 28 day total maceration
- Gentle pumpovers and délestage
- Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel
- Aged 20 months in French oak barrels; 67% new
- Coopers: Baron, Boutes, Darnajou, Marcel Cadet, Sylvain, Radoux, Taransaud
- Varietal composition: 95% cabernet sauvignon, 3% petit verdot, 2% cabernet franc
- Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2018