96 Points, TRB’s smallest Cabernet Project & It is stunning

The story of Hobel Wine Works began in 1998, when Cameron Hobel first met friend and winemaker Thomas Brown in Napa. Cameron was working as the Director of Business Development of a wine auction site and Thomas was working as Assistant Winemaker at Turley Wine Cellars. Their mutual love of great wine led to many shared dinners and glasses of wine, where they discussed the prospect of finding a project that would allow them to work together in producing a world-class wine. The opportunity finally arose eleven years later, with the premier release of the 2009 Hobel Cabernet.  This ninth release, the 2017 vintage crafted by Thomas Rivers Brown will really wow you, it is AMAZING!

For the past few years, The Hobels & Thomas Rivers Brown had been searching for a new vineyard to add to the lineup, looking for a unique vineyard that would allow them to produce a wine that would rival the quality and balance of their original Hobel Cabernet Sauvignon from the Engelhard Vineyard.  They finally found a wonderful match with the R.M. Kennedy Vineyard, a beautiful hillside vineyard located in Calistoga, they also added the Ciminelli Vineyard to add complexity to the program

Hobel 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon “The Grain” Napa Valley
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Winery Notes: “Starting on October 8, 2017, massive fires raged through the Napa Valley, causing widespread destruction and filling the valley with smoke. We were fortunate that our fruit for the 2017 The Grain was harvested on September 28, 2017 before the fires began and the wines were safely in tank. Our fearless winemaking team led by Thomas Brown worked at the winery throughout to ensure the wines were doing well and following their typical course during production”

Winemaker Notes: “The Grain has always been one of the most complete and exceptional wines in the program. It combines all the natural California sunshine with a savory note provided by the clonal mix at the Ciminelli Vineyard. Always an interesting and multi‐layered wine, the 2017 might be the most complex version to date. We are all very sad to see this wonderful fruit source go, but it is wonderful to be able to end our many years with this vineyard on a high note!  Only 134 cases produced!

Hobel 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon “The Figure” Napa Valley
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Winery Notes: “The 2017 The Figure is a wonderful classic Cabernet that exhibits many of the qualities from this vineyard site we have come to love over the years.  Just like the 2016, the 2017 Figure is black and dark purple in color.  Aromas have higher toned notes of cedar, tobacco leaf and eucalyptus, all enveloped by black fruit – plums, cherries, boysenberries.  There is great fruit density on the palette which is nicely framed by dusty tannins. Partially due to the increased attention to farming by our team and additional vine age, the 2017 Figure shows great complexity and shares the same broad shoulders which are typically characteristic of The Grain.  The 2017 Figure is a blend of clones 6 and 30 and the wine was raised in 75% new French oak from Darnajou, Taransaud, Remond and Baron.”

Winemaker Notes: “ In 2017, we finally saw the Kennedy Vineyard come into maturity. It has always had an exuberant fruit expression but now with some vine age, it has added complexity and structure to complement its forwardness. Judging from what is in barrel for 2018, the upward qualitative trajectory looks promising and we are excited to keep The Figure as a cornerstone for the project”  Only 91cases produced!

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