2020 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley, USA

$134.99 USD

Winemaker Notes
"Exhibiting a deep garnet hue, the 2020 vintage captivates with a lush bouquet of crushed blackberry, wild sage, fresh cigar box, and a delicate tobacco leaf note. The palate is remarkably balanced with elegant, supple tannins and fresh acidity that wraps around red currant, dark chocolate, and boysenberry alongside subtle notes of dried herbs and vanilla. The seamlessly layered mid-palate provides tension through the long, complex finish.

Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon"

Rated 96 Points James Suckling

"A rich and layered red with blackcurrant, dark chocolate and purple fruit. Full and solid with beautiful flavors. Consistent, juicy and delicious. Blue fruit and mint at the end. Spicy. A triumph for the vintage. Drink now or hold."

Rated 94 Points Wine Enthusiast

"An opaque, smoky-red color and spiced aromas of violets, black currants and cinnamon lead to concentrated, layered dark chocolate, blueberries and blackberries in this gorgeous, fruit-saturated wine. It is tempting enough to enjoy now, and will be best from 2025–2035."

Rated 94 Points Decanter

"From Paul Hobbs, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is aged 20 months in 71% new French oak. The nose is pure, fresh, and inviting, with dark black fruits and cedar-rich spices. On the palate, silken waves of saturated purple-black fruits are intermixed with a panoply of dried herbs, while prominent acidity creates balance and tension. At this stage, in 2023, this wine is so much mouthfeel and tension that it will be one to hold and try in 2024," then enjoy over the next couple of decades.

Rated 93 Points Wine Advocate

"Harvested between September 24 and October 1, the 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon matured in 71% new French oak. It features scents of black cherries, cassis, baked pastry dough and cinnamon on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is almost creamy-lush in texture, finishing long, velvety and just a bit warm."