CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Napa Valley, California

CrossBarn wines are a reflection of the commitment to sustainable vineyard practices and gentle winemaking techniques. The ‘cross barn’ was nestled in the middle of Hobb’s family 150 year old family farm in upstate New York. This wine is produced using hand-harvested fruit from carefully selected vineyards in prime appellations in the Napa Valley. CrossBarn Cabernet Sauvignon offers structure and weight in balance with pure concentrated fruit. 2014 vintage – 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 5-day cold soak. 24-30 day maceration. Native malolactic fermentation. Barrel aged for 19 months, 19% new oak. Bottled unfined. Capturing the diversity and complexity from the region, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon displays a dark ruby hue with aromas of crushed violets, graphite, and blueberry. A burst of licorice and boysenberry are revealed on the palate carried along by bright savory spices and mineral notes that persist throughout. Polished tannins kick in giving the wine a soft texture along with a lively acidity that gives the wine a clean, extended finish.