Paul Hobbs CrossBarn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
The Napa Valley vineyard sources for the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley were spread all the way from Calistoga to Coombsville. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it delivers bold, seductive scents of Black Forest cake, warm cassis and ripe black plums with hints of lavender, menthol and spice cake. The medium to full-bodied palate offers mouth-filling black fruit preserves flavors with a ripe, grainy texture and a long, spicy finish. 13,035 cases were made.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is soft, plummy and wonderfully inviting. Inky dark fruit, licorice, spice, lavender and menthol build effortlessly in the glass, with silky tannins that add notable finesse. Dollops of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec round out the blend. The Crossbarn Cabernet is a blend of fruit from sites in Coombsville, Rutherford, Calistoga, Oak Knoll and Oakville.
Bright and direct, with a lively edge to the cassis and cherry reduction core that has good cut through the licorice-coated finish. Drink now through 2026. 13,035 cases made.