2014 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Crossbarn Napa

Year: 2014
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 88
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :

"This wine is composed of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon with 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley opens with spicy cassis and blueberry tart notions plus underlying bay leaves, cedar, pencil lead and smoked meat notes. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and packed with black berry and spice box flavor layers, it has a firm backbone of grainy tannins and instills plenty of freshness on the finish." (WA)

"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Crossbarn (Napa Valley) is plump, juicy and forward, all qualities that make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Inky blue/purplish fruit, lavender, chocolate, menthol and spices are all pushed forward. Drink this succulent, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon over the next few years." (VM)

Winery Notes:
An exuberant garnet, this 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon expresses the complexity and diversity of the Napa Valley vineyard sites from which it is sourced. Vivid aromas of ripe blackberry, red currant, cacao and cigar box harmonize with flavors of freshly crushed wild berry, allspice, and sweet tobacco. Layers of red and black cherry emerge alongside marked minerality, framed by fine grain tannins evolving throughout a long, energetic finish.