2015 Paul Hobbs, Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 6x750ml

RP98VM93

HK$27,867 / Case

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UK Stock: ETA to HK address 10-16 weeks (air)
SKU: LXSIB123641120150600750 Categories: , , ,
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Tasting Notes

Vinous – 93

Bright, saturated ruby-red. Creamy scents of black raspberry, dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, graphite and crushed rock. A bit less refined and delineated in the middle palate than the ’14, with its flavors of black and red cherry and cocoa powder showing serious plushness and weight but also very good energy. These tannins may not be quite as fine as those of the ’14 but the finish is gripping and very long, hinting at a youthfully medicinal quality. This has all the elements of the site but will take a while to express itself fully. According to Hobbs, 2015 was a distinctly warm, dry, early year "approaching the peak of the drought." (14.9% alcohol; 3.69 pH; 5.8 g/l acidity; from what Hobbs described as "a decent crop"–3.1 tons per acre–in the context of the vintage) [Stephen Tanzer, 10/07/2019]

Anticipated maturity: 2024-2042

Robert Parker – 98

“Deep purple-black in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard opens with seducing notes of crushed black currants, blueberry compote and dried mulberries with hints of spice cake, sandalwood, dried roses and star anise plus a touch of smoked meats. Full-bodied, rich, ripe and densely packed, the opulent fruit is superbly framed by velvety tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with lingering spice layers. 758 cases were made.” [Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 29/12/2017]

Anticipated maturity: 2017-2041

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