Paul Hobbs CrossBarn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Crossbarn comes from the superstar winemaker Paul Hobbs and is a solid value in 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet. Upfront violets, plums, exotic spices, and orange blossom notes all emerge from this expressive, medium to full-bodied, plush effort that has lots of charm. It has the vintage's slightly firm tannins yet should keep nicely for 7-8 years, if not longer.
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley leaps from the glass with vivacious Morello cherries, black raspberries and redcurrants scents followed by wafts of sandalwood, spice cake and camphor with a touch of dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, the softly textured palate bursts with juicy red and black berry flavors, finishing with great freshness.
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is soft, supple and easygoing - all qualities that make it a good choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Sweet red cherry and plum abound in this juicy wine with plenty of forward, plump fruit and no hard edges. Most of the fruit is from Paul Hobbs's Nathan Coombs and Broken Rock estates. This is very nicely done.