I'm one of the few winemakers making single-vineyard wines. It's a challenge. In my case, obviously, an irresistible challenge. It exemplifies everything that attracted me to winemaking in the first place. I love to take the grapes from a particular site and let them show me different possibilities in the varietal, to make a wine in which the subtleties of the individual vineyard come through - a wine, you might say, with both a first and last name.
I not only do not add other wines, I don't add yeast. Each wine is fermented with the natural range of native yeasts found in the vineyard. Since I can't fall back on blending different wines, it puts the onus squarely on myself to make each vineyard sing year after year. It's a solo performance - no hiding the baritones in the choir.
I don't pile on the oak and malolactic fermentation. I don't make huge butterbombs. Instead, it's a careful balance - in which high notes sparkle but nothing is overdone and nothing is lost - that gives my wines a definite family resemblance.
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Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
This stately Cabernet Sauvignon derives great depth from the diverse terroirs of its pedigreed vineyards, including Beckstoffer Dr. Crane, Beckstoffer Las Piedras and Stagecoach. The wine is dark garnet in color with brooding aromas of blackberry and cassis. A juicy palate reveals complex layers of black fruits and baking spice ... more
in mixed case $90.24
Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Behind the deep amethyst color lies an intense and brooding wine with aromas of dark wild berries, sandalwood, cedar, lavender, and bacon fat. Mouthwatering blueberry and spice cake flavors are interwoven with a solid core of faceted, ultra‐fine grain tannin. Textured and seamless, this wine shows exceptional purity and harmony, ... more
in mixed case $156.74
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