We have two vintages of Paul Hobbs cab in the store, '04 and '07. I decided to move the '04 into my kitchen after the big Mizzou win and pair it with a beer braised brisket (alliteration!) and sweet potatoes. We have lots of '07 left and that's about $55.99 a bottle.
Surprises me that it's not overpoweringly dark. It's slightly translucent and more reddish purple than black. Pretty rad lacing down the sides.
I decanted this bad boy for about five hours before drinking and now I get different aromas every time I smell it. Peppery beef jerky, big bing cherries and cigar.
Beautifully balanced on the palate. Sweet almonds transition into a stinging back end of cherries and leather. The tannins are mellowed out.
When you spend over $50 bucks on a bottle of wine you expect something special (unless you're rolling like Jay-Z). Paul Hobbs delivers with this one. A gamey wine with balanced fruit and tannins to match on the back end.
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