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Snooth User: William Djubin

Very very nice... Wanna Share??

Posted by William Djubin, Feb 6, 2015.

If you own this Bottle and would like to share it in 20 years or so...??? contact me ASAP

2010 Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer to To-Kalon; Wow.

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Reply by outthere, Feb 6, 2015.

No Hobbs to share but if you come to Cali we could throw down some others. A relative QPR play in comparison are the To Kalons from Carter Cellars. At less than half the price of the Hobbs they pack exceptional Cabernet value.

 

 

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Reply by EMark, Feb 6, 2015.

I have a 2010 Hobbs Napa Valley, but it is not an SVD.

In 20 years you are going to have to come to me.

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Reply by William Djubin, Feb 7, 2015.

I'll take you up on Both offers...

--Never tried Hobbs,, and MONDAVI (RIP and God Bless.) must be right about Oakville and To-Kalon Vineyard.

Great Job BOTH collectors. Envious.

 

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Reply by GregT, Feb 7, 2015.

Don't have the To Kalon but I have this if it counts for anything. Sorry about the poor picture quality - low light and cheap cell phone camera. Anyhow, it's 1992.

 

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Reply by JonDerry, Feb 7, 2015.

OT, that Carter looks awful pretty

Nice wine William, from an exceptional vintage.

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Reply by dvogler, Feb 7, 2015.

Greg, are you going to open that Hobbs for William anytime soon?  I'll come down! :)

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Reply by William Djubin, Feb 8, 2015.

A very Old saying.. "If you build it; they will come." Invite US for the Beck's.. 

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Reply by GregT, Feb 9, 2015.

Had that 1992 Hobbs last night, along with a tired 2000 Mourvedre from CA and a good 1996 RdD. The Hobbs was fantastic. Perfectly aged Cab. A ringer for a really good Bordeaux. Nice, still ripe, mature, resolved, from a great vintage, wish I had more.

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Reply by dvogler, Feb 9, 2015.

Now that is plain mean.  Jerk.

How was the Ribera del Duero?

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Reply by GregT, Feb 9, 2015.

Well, I really wanted to take it down to Florida, but no visit is in the cards so . . .

Plus I needed something to stand up to venison Bourguignon and it seemed just right. Plus there were three of us so we needed that bottle.

Anyhow, the RdD was awesome. In fact, Friday I did a blind tasting of Napa vs RdD and this was coincidentally a continuation of that. It was 1996 Vina Sastre Reserva. Just right actually. Still plenty of life though. Kind of classic Tempranillo with a few years on but also classic RdD in that it was still on the bigger side as compared to say, Rioja. Opened up nicely over a few hours. It was slightly more acidic and less herbal than the Cab, which is exactly what you'd expect, but it had similar body. If I'd had wines like these in the tasting, I'd have done much better. As it was, it was my worst performance ever. Anyhow, I'd drink more if I had more.

But all that said, the Hobbs was exactly what you want in a Napa Cab. I think it was actually better, and that's not my usual order. The thing is, those Cabs from the mid 1980s to mid 1990s are in a good spot right now and the style back in those days seems to bode well for their longevity.

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Reply by JonDerry, Feb 9, 2015.

Nice Greg, makes me think about tracking down some 1992 Paul Hobbs myself. However, doesn't seem to be much available according to W-S. That's why we cellar.

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Reply by dmcker, Feb 11, 2015.

Greg's report makes me kick myself for a) not buying more back then (though I bought loads), b) giving away too many bottles, and c) drinking up almost all I had by the beginning of this decade. Over the last decade have bought fewer wines than in previous decades, so have dipped almost to bottom of my cellared wines. CA cabs from the '70s, '80s and first half of the '90s are totally different animals from what gets tossed out the winery door these days...

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Reply by dvogler, Feb 11, 2015.

DM,

You actually took all your wine to Japan?

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Reply by GregT, Feb 11, 2015.

Nope. When he wants an 82 Bordeaux or an older Cali Cab, he just pops over to China and picks up a few cases. They're much fresher.

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Reply by dmcker, Feb 11, 2015.

Got it wrong, Greg. I sell them '82s. Case lots. Unfortunately currently out of DRC labels and holographic corks. Do have some pretty realistic Lafite and Haut Brion and Margaux labeled bottles, though. Shall I fill some up for you?

 

Stored and drank a lot of CA wine in CA, DV. Also shipped a bunch to Japan. And other places, too. Sometimes even container lots.

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Reply by William Djubin, Feb 15, 2015.

Table 21 Valentines Day (yesterday) .. Beckstoffer Hobbs 2010 was offered after a Chat. They (Table 21)  brought 09 Togni and 09 SilverOak.

*** then I offered Pisoni, Keefer and Rosellas 2012 for the Hobbs Becks 10,, & he said.. Let's go.....!!!

Wow do I love Wine people and thanks.

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Reply by GregT, Feb 15, 2015.

William - as always I am baffled and speechless. But are you saying that the people brought the wine and poured some for you? Next time tell those buggers to bring something worthy of you!

But happy Valentine's Day!

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Reply by William Djubin, Feb 15, 2015.

You got it.GT.. ** offered the Togni, Becks, SilverO and others I've tasted. Not odd for my profession... Front-line Wine. And amazed for the quick response on the Beck's.. Funny.. that's what they nickname the Hobbs 10.. Laughing... Becks..

BTW, I refused the Becks till 2035. just to add injury to insult. for me.


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