*1999 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon
Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, USA 1999
Brilliant, deep red/black color. Teeth-staining flavors of blackberries, red currants, and sweet chocolate saturate the palate. This is a muscular wine with many layers of bright fruit flavors and intriguing nut spices. The big, chewy tannins have a straw-like Latour quality.
A tremendous wine, dark, polished and deeply concentrated, with layers of plush plum, blackberry and black cherry, showing touches of herb and black olive. Finishes with a broad, rich, supple texture and wonderful length. (WS)
As a winemaker, Paul is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards, and for his pioneering spirit in working innovatively with new and historical sites and regions. His success has inspired a wealth of nicknames among the press, from quiet trendsetter to prospector to truffle-hunting dog. Initially hired by Robert Mondavi for his advanced understanding of oak aging, he was soon promoted to the inaugural Opus One winemaking team. Following his Mondavi experience, Paul joined Simi Winery as Winemaker before going on to consult for Peter Michael, Fisher Vineyards, Lewis Cellars, Bodegas Catena and others. Having founded Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991 and Vina Cobos in 1999, he continues to be a leading consultant winemaker around the globe.