Benchmark Wines By
Paul Hobbs

Tasting Notes


The beautiful 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Paul Hobbs' multiple sources. It exhibits a vibrant, young, blue/black color as well as a stunning nose of Asian plum sauce, black currants, blueberries and a touch of forest floor. Rich, opulent and full-bodied, it is meant for early drinking, but at age ten, it is showing no signs of premature aging. The pleasure police may accuse this wine of being a fruit bomb, but, boy, is it gorgeous, rich and satisfying on both a hedonistic and intellectual level! There is a lot going on here, and by Napa Valley standards, it is reasonably priced. Drink it over the next decade.

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The Winery

Paul Hobbs Winery

Paul Hobbs Winery was founded in 1991 by its devoted winemaker of the same name who focused on using minimally invasive winemaking techniques to create products true to their varietals. Located in the city of Sebastapol, the winery focuses on single-varietal made from Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Chardonnay from leading vineyards spanning from Sonoma to Napa County.

The 2002 “Beckstoffer To Kalon” Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon is one of an exclusive group of wines to reach 100 points awarded by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. The visual, bouquet and palate characteristics are most remarkable for their striking and dynamic attributes in each unique statement of the wine. Their level of quality has continued as the winery has developed over the years, and Benchmark Wine Group is delighted to share it with you.

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