Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

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Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

SKU 903


It shows an exquisite deep red/black in the glass, and the nose offers rich aromas of opulent dark fruit and roasted coffee with deftly applied toasty oak. This immense wine harmoniously reveals many layers on the palate including a core of decadent chocolate, black stone fruit and cassis with notes of cigar and graphite. Well-proportioned and rich with sweet and chewy tannins, it boasts complexity and muscularity with an enduring finish. Aged 21 months in French oak, 64% new.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Paul Hobbs
Alcohol/vol 14.7%
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Wine AdvocateThe dark ruby/purple-colored, full-bodied, impressively-endowed 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa offers up notes of charcoal, smoke, creme de cassis, and toasty oak. A wealth of glycerin, concentration, and fruit suggest it will provide ideal drinking now and over the next 10-15 years.

Robert Parker, December 2005
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Wine SpectatorSleek, polished and concentrated, with vivid black cherry and blackberry fruit, turning savory and smoky and gracefully unfolding to reveal extra facets of nutmeg, mineral and sage before ending with a firm, tannic backbone. Best from 2007 through 2012.

James Laube, June 15, 2006