Paul Hobbs

About Paul Hobbs

The name Paul Hobbs has become synonymous with Napa Valley "cult" wine. A legend in his own time, he has made enormous contributions to fine wine around the world. Paul Hobbs himself was something of prodigious agricultural talent, growing up on an orchard where his green-fingered tendencies were nurtured by his father. Initially studying chemistry at university, Hobbs proceeded to venture West to gain a Master's degree in Viticulture and Enology in California - the rest is history.

 

With a solid academic background coupled with a natural feel for the cultivation of vines thanks to his formative years, Hobbs' talents were soon recognised by the legendary Robert Mondavi, and he quickly rose to become his most trusted colleague - Paul Hobbs was instrumental in the creation of Opus One.

 

The time came, as is only fitting for such a winemaker, for Hobbs to produce his wines, his way, under his own label in 2003. Miniscule production and a relentless pursuit of excellence above all else are the markers of such a producer - Paul Hobbs certainly conforms to these.

 

Paul Hobbs Wines

Hobbs produces a range of powerful yet classical Cabernet Sauvignon, and a hauntingly elegant Pinot Noir. He has consistently pioneered the Napa Valley trend of moving away from the super-ripe, extracted style of wines which were dubbed "fruit bombs" by unenthusiastic critics, to low intervention expressions of time, place and of course beautiful terroir.

 

He also consults with – and making – wine at dozens of top estates from Cahors to Napa to Argentina. His latest project, Viña Cobos, is one of the most exciting in Argentina.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,624.07
2014

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and sporting a deep garnet-purple color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard offers up a profound and singular nose of loam, rocks and iron ore over a core of black cherries, baked black berries and preserved plums with hints of licorice, dark chocolate, cedar, sautéed herbs and beef broth. Full-bodied, rich and demonstrating great depth with a wonderfully compelling personality, it delivers a multitude of savory meat and toast layers, framed by firm, fine-grained tannins. It finishes with incredible persistence, allowing those provocative mineral nuances to shine through.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,624.07
Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,307.27
2015

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

Deep garnet-purple, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard leaps from the glass with opulent crème de cassis, raspberry tart and black forest cake notions plus underlying cigar box, mocha, licorice and forest floor suggestions. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and decadently generous in the mouth, it has a firm, velvety foundation and wonderful precision, featuring an invigorating lift on the very long, multilayered and provocatively earthy finish. 815 cases were made.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 2 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,307.27
Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon 2006 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,473.67
2006

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon 2006 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96+)

Not surprisingly, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard is a profound Cabernet Sauvignon. The equivalent of a Bordeaux first-growth Pauillac, it boasts abundant quantities of creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, cedar, and subtle smoky oak and espresso notes. Atypically sexy for a 2006, it is full-bodied with oodles of concentrated black fruits, stunning purity and length, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. It should hit its apogee in 3-4 years, and last for three decades or more.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 96+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,473.67
Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon 2009 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,521.67
2009

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon 2009 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97+)

Deep garnet in color, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is sporting quite a lot of cedar to begin, giving way to a crazy-intense perfume of crème de cassis, blueberry pie and Black Forest cake plus hints of dried mint, mocha, sandalwood and powdered cinnamon. This is a concentrated, full-bodied, pedal-to-the-metal palate with the layers of black fruits supported by rock-solid, firm tannins, finishing long with a lot of grip and texture.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 97+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,521.67
Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,040.07
2016

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard slides seductively out of the glass with the most gorgeous notions of Chinese five spice, plum preserves, crème de cassis and potpourri plus hints of oolong tea, spearmint and cedar chest. Full-bodied, rich, opulent and oh-so-decadent in the mouth, the generously spiced black fruit preserves, the firm, plush frame and the finish are simply epic. 469 cases were made.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 6x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,040.07
Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,356.07
2018

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98+)

Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard starts off with soft-spoken scents of ripe red and black plums, cassis, black raspberries and mulberries, followed by gentle wafts of cedar and pencil lead and finally bursting out with Sichuan pepper and hoisin notes. The medium to full-bodied palate is opulent, plushly textured and brimming with spicy red and blackberry layers, going beautifully perfumed on the long finish. Paul Hobbs mentioned that he backed off on the new oak this year, aging the wine in 85% new French oak (as opposed to 100%). I love this more elegant, nuanced expression a lot. 688 cases were made.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Apr 2022

California 6x75cl 7 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,356.07
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,340.00
2014

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and sporting a deep garnet-purple color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard offers up a profound and singular nose of loam, rocks and iron ore over a core of black cherries, baked black berries and preserved plums with hints of licorice, dark chocolate, cedar, sautéed herbs and beef broth. Full-bodied, rich and demonstrating great depth with a wonderfully compelling personality, it delivers a multitude of savory meat and toast layers, framed by firm, fine-grained tannins. It finishes with incredible persistence, allowing those provocative mineral nuances to shine through.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 6x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,340.00
Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,076.00
2015

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

Deep garnet-purple, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard leaps from the glass with opulent crème de cassis, raspberry tart and black forest cake notions plus underlying cigar box, mocha, licorice and forest floor suggestions. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and decadently generous in the mouth, it has a firm, velvety foundation and wonderful precision, featuring an invigorating lift on the very long, multilayered and provocatively earthy finish. 815 cases were made.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 2 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,076.00
Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon 2006 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,048.00
2006

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon 2006 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96+)

Not surprisingly, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard is a profound Cabernet Sauvignon. The equivalent of a Bordeaux first-growth Pauillac, it boasts abundant quantities of creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, cedar, and subtle smoky oak and espresso notes. Atypically sexy for a 2006, it is full-bodied with oodles of concentrated black fruits, stunning purity and length, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. It should hit its apogee in 3-4 years, and last for three decades or more.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 96+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,048.00
Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon 2009 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,088.00
2009

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon 2009 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97+)

Deep garnet in color, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard is sporting quite a lot of cedar to begin, giving way to a crazy-intense perfume of crème de cassis, blueberry pie and Black Forest cake plus hints of dried mint, mocha, sandalwood and powdered cinnamon. This is a concentrated, full-bodied, pedal-to-the-metal palate with the layers of black fruits supported by rock-solid, firm tannins, finishing long with a lot of grip and texture.
Delivery to Storage from 4 Nov 2021

California 6x75cl 1 97+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,088.00
Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £2,520.00
2016

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard slides seductively out of the glass with the most gorgeous notions of Chinese five spice, plum preserves, crème de cassis and potpourri plus hints of oolong tea, spearmint and cedar chest. Full-bodied, rich, opulent and oh-so-decadent in the mouth, the generously spiced black fruit preserves, the firm, plush frame and the finish are simply epic. 469 cases were made.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

California 6x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,520.00
Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,950.00
2018

Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98+)

Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard starts off with soft-spoken scents of ripe red and black plums, cassis, black raspberries and mulberries, followed by gentle wafts of cedar and pencil lead and finally bursting out with Sichuan pepper and hoisin notes. The medium to full-bodied palate is opulent, plushly textured and brimming with spicy red and blackberry layers, going beautifully perfumed on the long finish. Paul Hobbs mentioned that he backed off on the new oak this year, aging the wine in 85% new French oak (as opposed to 100%). I love this more elegant, nuanced expression a lot. 688 cases were made.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Apr 2022

California 6x75cl 7 98+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,950.00

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