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Cabernet Sauvignon, Nathan Coombs Vineyard 2014

Paul Hobbs Winery

Situated on gently sloped terrain, this estate Coombsville AVA vineyard produces wine of great character with its moderate climate and unusual soil composition. An inky black color with a vivid purple rim, this wine invites with seductive aromatics of lavender, dried herbs, black cherry and cassis. The palate is vibrant with finely sculpted layers of dark chocolate and blackberry tart interwoven with moist earth and crushed granite. Bold, chewy tannins and balanced acidity complete this wine that offers focus, complexity and powerful structure.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
Coombsville AVA
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
98

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Aging:
100% new French oak (20 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Estate:
Yes
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
700

Reviews

  • "96-99 points. Even better than the 2013 (and this is probably the only cuvée about which I can say that when it comes to Bordeaux varietals), the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Nathan Coombs Estate is super-dense, displaying sweet crème de cassis, Christmas fruitcake and spice box notes as well as a long, opulent mouthfeel, crushed rock and lead pencil shavings, and a round, generous, sumptuous mouthfeel. It is a killer effort and a great example of Coombsville viticulture. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. Kudos to Paul Hobbs!" (Robert Parker)
  • "93-96+ points.The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Nathan Coombs Estate Vineyard is distinguished by its salivating energy and tension. Powerful in the glass, but also incredibly precise and crystalline, the 2014 opens yet another window into the personality of Paul Hobbs's estate vineyard in Coombsville. There is no shortage of potential or breed here." (vinous)

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