If the dictionary had a definition for an ideal growing season, 2012 would almost certainly be it. Warm, early start with a great fruit set led to a warm, but never too hot, season that allowed us to pick the fruit on our terms. These rarely seen set of circumstances led us to making what I feel is the best Hobel Cabernet to date. Tremendous mouthfeel, packed with dense fruit and hints of cassis but with a fresh underpinning of acidity to keep the energy and tension. The tannins are fine and mouth coating, the finish powerful and long. Enjoy now with a healthy decant or cellar for 5-10 years. Only 200 cases produced!
PS: Thomas Rivers Brown is the face behind Schrader (100 Points), Pulido Walker, Post Parade, Stone the Crows, Rivers Marie etc. wines.
Named as one of the “8 Impressive New Faces from California” by Wine Spectator