Paul Hobbs Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Paul Hobbs Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
$148.95

SKU 907

750ml

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The third release from the Stagecoach Vineyard reveals the extraordinary attributes of this vineyard. This is an expansive wine, massive yet well-delineated, possessing great depth and vibrancy. Its inky, black garnet hues give way to blackberry, plum and licorice aromas, blanketed with dusty earth and leather. The palate explodes in a muscular display of black fruit, cassis and cedar, with elements of underbrush and sandalwood adding complexity. Luxuriant flavors persist through a powerful and sinewy mid-palate, to a never-ending mocha-tinged finish punctuated by chewy, fine-grained tannins. This is a cellar-worthy wine that is graciously giving more than a glimpse of its prodigious gifts.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Paul Hobbs
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Wine AdvocateFrom an Oakville hillside vineyard, the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard possesses a dense purple color, a scorched earth/broodingly backward, volcanic style, and extraordinary concentration as well as richness. A tightly-knit personality and a tannic structure suggest patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2022.

Robert Parker, December 2005
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Wine SpectatorThis wine grows and grows on you. Elegant and stylish, with a mix of vivid blackberry and black cherry fruit and a light touch of creamy oak and lavender. The intensity builds, revealing extra facets of depth and concentration, with firm tannins and hints of mineral and herb. Best from 2008 through 2014.

James Laube, October 15, 2006