2007 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard

Year: 2007
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 92+
Vinous Media: 93
Wine Enthusiast: 97
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"Tightly wound, yet rich and generous, offering a mix of power and finesse, driven by a thick, mouthcoating core of blackberry, wild berry, black licorice, mineral, floral and spicy notes that are long and persistent. Best from 2012 through 2023. 498 cases made." (WS)

"A wine that remains somewhat closed and austere is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard. Performing better than it did last year, it needs 5-6 years of bottle age, and should keep for 25-30 years. Its dense purple color is followed by notes of wet stones, smoked herbs, black currants, and ink. Deep, rich, backward, and ageworthy, it should be forgotten for a few years, and drunk over the following three decades.

This is a brilliant portfolio of Cabernet Sauvignons from Paul Hobbs, one of the wine world’s top consultants whose own California projects are augmented by his superb work in Argentina. Paul Hobbs’ Syrahs, Chardonnays, and Pinot Noirs from outside of Napa will be reviewed in the next issue." (WA)

"Inky purple. Captivating, deeply pitched aromas of cherry-vanilla, cassis, licorice and tobacco. Dense, sweet and intense, with serious grip and underlying structure to the bitter cherry, dark berry and oak spice flavors; an intriguing floral element comes up as the wine sits in the glass. Full but surprisingly light on its feet. This dense, sappy wine really stains the mouth, finishing long and sweet, with youthfully gripping tannins and a lingering perfume of crystallized flowers." (IWC)