Paulhobbs laspiedras

Cabernet Sauvignon, Las Piedras Vineyard 2014

Paul Hobbs Winery

Almandine garnet in the glass, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard is true to site with powerful aromatics of black fruit and currant made ever more intriguing by purple florals, cacao, and graphite. On the palate a savory note of sage layers with black cherry and ripe blueberry, buttressed by smooth, supple tannins. The mouthfeel and finish are characterized by an exquisite tension, and long-lasting textural hedonism. Fit for a wide range of epicurean delights, such as grilled beef tenderloin, rosemary-rubbed rack of lamb, or a sumptuous venison stew. Serve at 50°-55° F.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
St. Helena
Vineyard designation:
Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
95

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Aging:
100% new French oak barrels (20 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
559

Reviews

  • "95+ points. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and displaying a deep garnet-purple color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard opens with pronounced crème de cassis, mocha, black forest cake and cloves over lavender, bay leaf and menthol nuances. Full-bodied, concentrated and seductive, it has a gorgeous velvety texture and plenty of freshness lifting the opulent flavors, finishing with a spices and herbs kick." (Wine Advocate)
  • "95 points. One of the highlights in this range, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard is superb. Beams of tannin give the 2014 its rich, explosive personality. Crème de cassis, graphite, gravel, smoke, licorice and blueberry jam hit the palate. Exuberant and yet also structured, the 2014 is shaping up to be a real gem. The Piedras is the most brooding and tannic of the Hobbs Cabernets. It also is highly representative of site." (vinous)

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