Red

2012 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • Immigrator wrote: 94 points

    March 3, 2019 - Gave it a 2 1/2 hour rest in bottle after opening. Rich with red and blue berry flavors on the nose and palate with oak, mild vanilla, and peppery notes. Firm—but not overpowering— tannins. Long legs, good mouthfeel, smooth/polished with a long finish.

    This is a very fine, sexy wine, but it’s hard to separate the bottle cost from the experience, and I acquired this from an enthusiast for well below release price. At close to $400 for a bottle at release, I still like it, but can’t help but question the value even knowing that other wines from Beckstoffer are also in this price range. Indeed, although I’m comparing apples to oranges, I struggle to say that the cost difference between this and a fantastic wine from another locale—such as a Saxum GSM or even a far lesser Hobbs cab—makes any sense in terms of QPR.

    Thus, I may have given this a higher score if blind tasted, but felt a need to dial back the rating when factoring cost (who really doesn’t?). Still a fabulous wine that I’d love to have a friend share with me.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • beezer6 wrote: 93 points

    December 7, 2018 - Such a big boy. Massive gobs of dark chocolate covered plums, dark pepper spice and lots of dark purple and blue flowers.
    The palate is a monster and needs some time to settle in - got a little heat on the back end. Still this wine is a blockbuster that will show great down the road.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Sunocoblue wrote: 96 points

    August 12, 2018 - Unbelievable wine!!! Has more time until it peaks but a night to remember now! Enjoy with fat red meat!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • ColluraJ Likes this wine: 96 points

    June 28, 2018 - Tasted at the winery.

    Ruby color. Aromatic with black berries, licorice, stones and oak. Dry with medium drying tannins. Medium acidity. Very well balanced. Full bodied. Flavors of black cherry, cassis and tar. Very long finish. Excellent!

    Its great but debatable about the price point for this wine.

  • SAS54 wrote: 90 points

    March 16, 2018 - Oaky finish, maybe too soft, complexion still not clear.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2013 Napa Valley: Once Upon a Time in America… (Oct 2015), 10/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley: 2012 and 2013 (Dec 2014), 10/1/2014 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: Terroir Matters - Updated (Nov 2013) (link)

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  • By William Kelley
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Paul Hobbs
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville
  • UPC Codes 451625757501, 706099206735

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 952 (85%)
  • Consumed 162 (14%)

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