Paul Hobbs Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Coombsville, Napa Valley, California

Cabernet Sauvignon

750ML / 14.6% ABV


Winemaker Notes

Paul Hobbs is proud to carry the Coombsville appellation on their label after becoming a pillar of their cabernet sourcing in Napa Valley. The inaugural release presents a deep ruby with violet highlights and scents of wild blueberry, dried lavender, and mocha. A beautiful entry envelops the palate and features generous layers of red currant, black fig, and subtle notes of fresh sage and leather. Fresh acidity wraps around fine-grained tannins providing tension towards the finish, revealing a crushed rock minerality that confers the region’s inherent rocky soils.

Critical Acclaim

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

This is the first vintage for this label. In fact, this replaces the “Napa Valley” label, but since all the wine now comes from the Coombsville AVA (and mostly from their estate), it now carries the Coombsville name.

Wine Spectator
Ripe and well-defined, with a mix of açaí berry, blueberry and blackberry notes driving along, laced with dark earth and sweet tobacco. Solidly grippy, with a bolt of iron through the finish. A textbook introduction to Coombsville. Best from 2022 through 2032.
James Suckling

Attractive aromas of blue fruit, mint, bark and sweet tobacco follow through to a medium body with fine tannins and a lovely, balanced finish. Not the biggest wine, but all about finesse and deliciousness. This is a change for the Napa Valley bottling, from mostly Paul Hobbs vineyards in Coombsville. Drink after 2022.