Nathan Coombs Estate, Block 2
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
For the first time since establishing his first estate vineyard in Napa Valley, Paul Hobbs presents a new parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon from his Nathan Coombs Estate: Block 2. The vineyard is tucked in the southeastern section of the valley at the foot of the Vaca Mountains in the Coombsville nested appellation. Known for its volcanic soils and cool climate with its proximity to the San Pablo Bay, fruit from this site features muscular and structured wines with intense black fruit and mineral profile. In 2018, the advantageous growing season coupled with Paul's meticulous farming techniques resulted in an expressive wine that highlights a specific block and exclusively crafted for Premiere Napa Valley.
Winemaker, Paul Hobbs
Regarded as an international visionary for his accomplishments in the vineyard and winery, Paul Hobbs combines his childhood roots on the family farm with an innovative scientific approach to refine the art of winemaking. He is recognized across the globe for breaking with tradition and forging new paths in the pursuit of excellence; both in stewardship of the land, and the crafting of wines that represent the purist concept of place. Paul earned his BS in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 1975, and MS in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis in 1978. Shortly thereafter, he became a member of the enology team at Robert Mondavi Winery, and one year later, at the behest of Robert Mondavi himself, Paul was invited to be on the inaugural team of Opus One. A first trip to Argentina in 1988 marked the beginning of a South American winemaking career that carries on today with his wines from Viña Cobos, and his legendary status as the pioneer who launched malbec’s rise to fame.
Country born: United States
Education: BS in Chemistry at the University of Notre Dame,
MS in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California at Davis.
Years in the wine industry: 30+ years
Honors / Awards:
Named winemaker of the year twice by Robert Parker.
Named “Steve Jobs of Wine” by Forbes Magazine.
Has received 100 point scores for wines 6 times.
Let the vineyard express itself.
Our vineyard designate and appellation wines are a pure expression of our interaction with nature and place, featuring Chardonnay (Russian River Valley), Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley & Sonoma Coast) and Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley).
Paul Hobbs Winery exemplifies his vision and dedication to sustainability and his on-going quest to refine the art of winemaking with minimal intervention, yet meticulous care.
4301 Industrial Way
Benicia CA 94510
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