Sunday, March 20, 2011
Crossbarn by Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Wine Review (NW)
Fragrant nose of currants, plum, and herbs
Full bodied and moderately firm
Mixed berries, graphite, cinnamon, and pepper all work together on the nicely tapering finish
This Napa Valley Cab is a newer brand from Paul Hobbs, which goes for about $32. It has characteristic fruit and an interesting flavor profile. The layers on the finish work together harmoniously to give this wine a good, solid Cabernet Sauvignon feel. Enjoy it in it's youthful state with a hearty meal or tuck it away for another 5-6 years for a different experience altogether.
The 2007 vintage from Napa Valley continues to show excellent wines. In the case of Cabernet Sauvignon, many well made wines are rich in flavor and texture while still sturdy and dense.
Raise a glass!