Coombsville’s Flagship Bottling
Pioneering winemaker Paul Hobbs established his namesake winery in 1991 with the vision and dedication to sustainably craft wines with minimal intervention and meticulous care to capture the purist concept of place. These are super famous wines that showcase the individuality of new and historical sites in Napa Valley and Sonoma County and they have always been big hits with the Nicholas Wines crowd.
The Nathan Coombs Estate Cabernet from Paul Hobbs is one of their flagship bottlings – and is rare to see at all in the market. Obviously, it’s big bucks – but it’s also a really unique, special collector’s item as well.
The unique volcanic soil composition of this site is exhibited in this Cabernet’s mineral texture and intensely structured palate. This one comes from the exceptional 2018 vintage. It leads with an abundance of aromas emerging from bakers’ chocolate and dark cherry to crème de cassis to tapenade. Both graceful and bold on the palate, the broad tannins are balanced by pulsing acidity that brings tension and freshness throughout. Notes of boysenberry are interspersed with accents of sweet thyme against a backdrop of crush rock minerality, adding to the long finish and layers of complexity.
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98+ Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate
Very deep purple-black in color, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Nathan Coombs Estate slowly reveals enticing notions of fresh blackberries, wild blueberries and black raspberries with emerging suggestions of cassis, tilled earth, tar and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied, the palate delivers firm, beautifully ripe tannins and tons of tightly wound, muscular black fruits with a whole myriad of savory accents and great tension, finishing with jaw-dropping purity and length. Consider broaching this sleeping giant in 4-5 years and drink it over the next 25 years+.
97 Points, James Suckling
This is a hell of a wine with blackberry, blackcurrant, licorice, slate and graphite on the nose and palate. It’s full-bodied, tight and very focused with fine tannins that run the length of the wine. Goes on and on. Subtle, in a Napa way. Drink after 2023.
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