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Three-Pack Special: 2013 Paul Hobbs CrossBarn Cabernet Franc Napa Valley, CA 90 POINTS

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When you are introduced to wine at an early age with nothing less than a glass of 1962 Château d'Yquem - and you learn the importance of terroir as the son of a farmer - the seeds are planted for you to become a passionate wine lover. Winemaker Paul Hobbs transformed his deep appreciation for the land and his love of wine into a very successful career that is based on the production of artisan wines from some of the most prized vineyard sites in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys as well as in Argentina. His wines have earned heaps of praise from the wine press as well as a cult following of serious wine collectors. Paul Hobbs' wines are in very high demand and are very highly allocated, so you can imagine our surprise and delight when we were offered one of his Napa Valley cuvées at a sweet price. Take this opportunity to grab yourself an opulent red from one of California's most talented winemakers - today's Three-Pack Special, the 2013 Paul Hobbs "CrossBarn" Cabernet Franc Napa Valley. I couldn't wait to taste Paul Hobbs' robust interpretation of my favorite French varietal; this wine exceeded my expectations!

After cutting his teeth at Robert Mondavi Vineyards, Opus One and Simi Vineyards, Paul Hobbs struck out on his own, crafting California wines sourced from a veritable "Who's Who" of prestigious vineyard sites - Richard Dinner Vineyard, Edward James Estate, Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, Hyde Vineyard - the list goes on and on. With the "CrossBarn" series, Hobbs set out to take a sustainable, non-interventionist approach to wine craftsmanship and make stunning wines sourced from a variety of sites that are greater than the sum of their parts. Today's offering is sourced from several prime vineyard sites in the Napa Valley and perfectly balances structure, weight and fruit concentration. 

Check out the press on today's feature!

Vinous, 90 points
"The 2013 Cabernet Franc emerges from parcels in Paul Hobbs's Nathan Coombs estate. Sweet floral and spice notes open up first, followed by a blast of expressive red stone fruit. Here, too, the tannins need time to soften, but this a serious wine as well as a solid value for Napa Valley. Rose petal, raspberry jam, mocha and chalk linger on the powerful finish. The finished blend incorporates small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot." (October 2015)

The extra few years in the bottle have softened the wine's tannins, making this a velvety-smooth, fruit-driven pleasure bomb. It does have the structure to develop further, so feel free to drink one now and cellar the rest for a special occasion in the future. Either way, you will thoroughly enjoy this wine. CHEERS!

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