2007 Paul Hobbs "Hyde Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The saturated ruby/purple-hued 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Hyde Vineyard exhibits subtle smoky, bay leaf notes intermixed with scents of burning embers, charcoal, blackberries, and cassis. The finest red wine I have tasted from this vineyard, it is a beautifully proportioned, full-bodied Cabernet with a hint of a cool climate character as well as impressive precision and purity. It will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age, and last for 25+ years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Glass-staining ruby. Seductive, high-pitched aromas of blackberry, cherry, minerals, Indian spices and dried flowers. Ripe and silky, combining sweetness with enticing spiciness of cabernet fruit and a mounting floral quality. Finishes sappy and very long, with a dusting of ripe tannins and a lingering hint of vanilla.
Complex aromas of bay leaf, sage, currant and berry are sleek, full-bodied, elegant and stylish, medium- to full-bodied, finishing with touches of smoke and mocha. Drink now through 2017.