Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Las Piedras Cabernet Sauvignon 2009


SKU WW12737


Our inaugural release of Las Piedras Cabernet Sauvignon is a study in structure and refinement. Deep garnet in color, it expresses aromas of blackberry, dark plum and boysenberry, along with a touch of clean earth. The palate is smooth and opulent, featuring finely sculpted layers of black currants, bittersweet cocoa, freshly cut cigar tobacco, damp earth and wet slate. The dense mid-palate tantalizes with acacia flowers and vanillin, and leads to a pleasing 60-second finish.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation St Helena
Brand Paul Hobbs
Alcohol/vol 15.1%
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorBuilt around roasted coffee, crushed rock, dried currant, mocha and cedar, this packs in a lot of flavors. Well-proportioned and tannic to the point of being chewy, with flavors spilling out on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2025.

James Laube, February 28, 2013
  • st94

International Wine CellarHigh-pitched aromas of red- and blackcurrant, Indian spices and potpourri, with hint of vanilla lending depth. Bright and focused on the palate, offering intense dark berry and bitter cherry flavors that expand and gain sweetness with air. Soft tannins come on late and add shape to the very long, spicy, seamless finish.

Josh Raynolds
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastThis hovers on the verge of overripeness, with a hint of raisin, but it wisely pulls back at the last second into a luscious fortress of blackberry, cassis, chocolate and sweet smoky oak. So smooth and luxurious on the palate, the texture dazzles, despite some heat. The all-important tannins are nearly perfect. Drink now-2016, especially with steak.

Steve Heimoff, February 1, 2013