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2014 Hobel Wine Works The Figure Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8020398 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$75
Item Sold Amount Date
I7955287 1 $76 Sep 19, 2021
I7955287 1 $75 Sep 19, 2021
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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

...profile tends towards the redder end of the spectrum, with attractive mint, savory herb and floral overtones that add complexity.

PRODUCER

Hobel Wine Works

Hobel Wine Works started as a dream in 1998, when Cameron Hobel and Thomas Rivers Brown met. Hobel had been a wine sales executive at several auction houses, including Christie’s, and had launched his own wine import company. Brown was a rising star in Napa Valley winemaking, first working as assistant winemaker at Turley Wine Cellars. For a decade Hobel and Brown talked about starting a wine project together, and in 2009 they produced their first Hobel Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Today the estate is owned by Hobel and his wife Bahaneh. Brown, now a highly acclaimed winemaker involved in numerous winemaking enterprises, makes Hobel wines. The estate produces a single Cabernet Sauvignon, generally available only through a mailing list.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Calistoga

Calistoga AVA is one of Napa Valley’s newer appellations, having been given appellation status in 2010. It is notable for its volcanic soil, which is unusual in the Napa Valley. Calistoga also experiences the greatest average 24-hour temperature swing of any Napa Valley AVAs, which Calistoga grape growers insist give the grapes time to “cool down” at night, making for better balanced wines. The 1,500 Calistoga vineyard acres are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah, along with smaller amounts of other varietals. Calistoga is at the northern end of Napa Valley, northwest of the Diamond District and St. Helena AVAs. Longtime winemaker Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena, which is located in the Calistoga AVA, proposed the creation of the appellation.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.