Red, Ready, but will improve

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, Paul Hobbs

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, Paul Hobbs

Red | Ready, but will improve | Paul Hobbs Winery | Code:  49602 | 2012 | Cab.Sauvignon | Medium-Full Bodied, Dry | 15.5 % alcohol

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WA

97/100

WA - Of the three Beckstoffer Vineyards, its pretty much a joyride as to which one readers may prefer. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard (readers may remember the 2002 merited a 100-point score) has a beautiful blueberry and blackberry fruit note, a hint of incense, charcoal, an opaque purple color, full-bodied opulence and again that first-growth quality, richness, complexity and intensity. Im not sure this is as compelling as the 2002, but its not far away. This is a magnificent, multi-dimensional, skyscraper-like Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 15-20 years.
Robert M. Parker, Jr. - 31/10/2014

The Producer

Paul Hobbs Winery

Paul Hobbs Winery

The Grape

Cab.Sauvignon

Cab.Sauvignon

The most famous red wine grape in the world and one of the most widely planted.

It is adaptable to a wide range of soils, although it performs particularly well on well-drained, low-fertile soils. It has small, dusty, black-blue berries with thick skins that produce deeply coloured, full-bodied wines with notable tannins. Its spiritual home is the Médoc and Graves regions of Bordeaux where it thrives on the well-drained gravel-rich soils producing tannic wines with piercing blackcurrant fruits that develop complex cedarwood and cigar box nuances when fully mature.

The grape is widely planted in California where Cabernet Sauvignon based wines are distinguished by their rich mixture of cassis, mint, eucalyptus and vanilla oak. It is planted across Australia and with particular success in Coonawarra where it is suited to the famed Terra Rossa soil. In Italy barrique aged Cabernet Sauvignon is a key component in Super Tuscans such as Tignanello and Sassicaia, either on its own or as part of a blend with Sangiovese.

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