Date: Jun 17/14, Tue Time: 14:30:00-17:00:00 Style: Drop-In
Paul Hobbs Wine Tasting - Authentic Wine and Spirits Merchants welcomed Mr. Paul Hobbs of Paul Hobbs & Vina Cobos Wines to The Fine Wine Reserve.
Wines tasted included:
2013 Crossbarn Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
2011 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ross Station Estate
2012 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard
2011 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard
2010 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard
2013 Felino Malbec
Paul Hobbs Bio
Growing up on a working farm in upstate New York, Paul experienced first-hand the influence of terroir on the character of fruit, when his father had him taste apples of the same variety grown in different orchards several miles apart from one another. The diversity of flavors and textures made an impression on him and would later influence his approach to winemaking.
As a winemaker, Paul is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards along with his pioneering, innovative work with new and historical sites and regions. His success has inspired a wealth of nicknames among the press, from quiet trendsetter to prospector to truffle-hunting dog. First hired by Robert Mondavi for his expertise in oak aging, he then joined the Opus One team before moving on to Simi Winery.
Paul Hobbs fell in love with Argentina on his first visit in 1988. The potential he saw in the terroir and especially in the human element, spurred his consulting career and his wide-ranging international involvement.
In 1998, Paul founded Viña Cobos with partners Andrea Marchiori and Luis Barraud to explore the true character of malbec and the expressions of different Mendoza growing areas. Bramare and Felino joined the Cobos range as the wines were launched in the US in 2001 and 2002.
Paul Hobbs first sip of wine, 1962 Château d Yquem, served by his father.
Paul Hobbs Winery is founded.
Paul Hobbs purchases land in Sebastopol, California, which will become Katherine Lindsay Estate. Paul Hobbs founded Viña Cobos with partners Andrea Marchiori and Luis Barraud
First crush at Paul Hobbs winemaking facility in Sebastopol, California.
Paul Hobbs 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard earns 100 points from Robert Parker Jr.s, The Wine Advocate.
Robert Parker Retrospective: "Paul Hobbs 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, Beckstoffer To Kalon Vine-yard earns 100 points from Robert Parker Jr.s, 2006 Cobos Malbec 99/100
Decanter Magazine "Paul Hobbs 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley is awarded International Trophy "Best In Show" Red Bordeaux Varietal over £10 & Regional
The Robb Report Magazine as Best of the Best.
Paul Hobbs 2009 Chardonnay, Cuvée Agustina, Richard Dinner Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain