Paul Hobbs Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Coombsville|
This is the first vintage for this label. In fact, this replaces the "Napa Valley" label, but since all the wine now comes from the Coombsville AVA (and mostly from their estate), it now carries the Coombsville name. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville is redolent of Morello cherries, boysenberries and cassis with hints of lilacs, cinnamon stick and dried herbs. The medium to full-bodied palate has vibrant black fruit flavors with a soft texture and nice tension, finishing with a red fruit lift. 6,677 cases were made.
Ripe and well-defined, with a mix of açaí berry, blueberry and blackberry notes driving along, laced with dark earth and sweet tobacco. Solidly grippy, with a bolt of iron through the finish. A textbook introduction to Coombsville. Best from 2022 through 2032. 6,677 cases made.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Coombsville) is a fabulous addition to this range. It replaces the Napa Valley bottling, now that Paul Hobbs' Nathan Coombs Estate vineyard is fully online. Inky dark red/purplish fruit, gravel, spice, menthol and licorice all lend aromatic complexity to a Cabernet endowed with terrific aromatic nuance, depth and detail. The 2018 is compelling and absolutely delicious.