Red

2005 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 55

  • Anonymous wrote: (88 points)

    April 4, 2017 - Nice wine, great nose, structure, complexity BUT just a good deal of grit in the glass. Very unappealing!!! Kind of ruined my perspective on what I hoped was going to be a Great Experience!!! I am a fan of filtering and giving the consumer a good clean experience!!! Sorry Paul good vine that just made a mess in the glass!!!! Ugh!!

  • Fid Likes this wine: (95 points)

    January 7, 2017 - PnP at Panzanella. Followed a 2004 Bond Matriarch. This had a lot of similarities to the Matriarch in that it had great upfront fruit and was nicely balanced. It gets a point higher because it was just a touch more rounded overall and just a little more complex. Great red berry fruit. A hint of Earth. But what I loved was at the end there was this smattering of butterscotch that was very enjoyable and made me keep coming back to the glass to get another taste of it. Very solid across the board.

  • Yack Man Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 28, 2016 - This wine is in a very good spot now. Nice dark red fruit, cassis, anise, cedar, and tobacco notes. Medium - full-bodied, with substantive debt, yet elegant. Enjoying this wine now reminds me of why I think very highly of Paul Hobbs, this is a lovely Napa Cab that is holding up beautifully with no signs of loosing traction.

  • Fid Likes this wine: (94 points)

    June 1, 2016 - PnP from split. This is at a perfect stage. Great upfront fruit, balanced and integrated tannins. A real treat.

  • Kyle_Stewart wrote: (92 points)

    May 22, 2016 - I love this wine and this was last bottle ( man I wish I had more).1 hour decant, great nose and delicious palate ( dark fruit, green olive, saddle leather and pronounce forest floor) and a little dirt which made it all the better (scotch drinker:)) I paid $60 for these and will continue buying 2005 vintage at this price as they come available. This wine can last a cpl more years in my mind, no prob.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (May 2016), 5/1/2016 (link)

    (Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Napa Valley Cabernet Battle Royal, Episode #464, 5/13/2008 (link) 87 points

    (Paul Hobbs Napa Cabernet Sauvignon) #6; VaynerPAZZZ; COLOR-dark; NOSE-over-oaked; enormous vanilla; cedar box; a little tobacco which is nice, but a solid foundation of wood; TASTE-clearly an over-oaked Cabernet from California; not my style; cranberry; some New England wood; this kind of wine just bores me; RP-92; GV-87

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Paul Hobbs
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 706099206735, 897941000172

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 815 (48%)
  • Consumed 879 (52%)

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