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Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Wine Review

Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score: 91/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $38.95

Drink: 2013-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Paul Hobbs

Agent: Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Paul Hobbs has a spectacular worldwide reputation as a wine consultant and works with nearly three dozen wineries in California, Chile and Argentina. Hobbs also owns two wineries: Viña Cobos in Argentina, and Paul Hobbs in California. This rich, full-bodied red wine offers aromas of blackcurrant, cedar, pepper and cassis. Full-bodied with terrific structure and length.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: braised meats, herbed steaks, venison.

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This Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 was reviewed on September 28, 2013 by

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From the iconic Paul Hobbs comes a real powerhouse. The nose is dense and layered with cassis, vanilla, woodsmoke and dark cherry all very apparent. A touch of rosemary adds a further savoury complexity. Velvety smooth, but don’t let that fool you - this is a massive and generous wine. Ample structure for mid-term ageing. Source: Vintages Wine Panel, Aug. 2013



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