Our Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is intended to be ap- proachable, consumed relatively young, and a versatile food companion. We are always after a more subtle, more restrained, almost lighter style of Cabernet Sauvignon than what may be typical in California these days, but also something that is bright and characteristic of the variety. Lean and a little rustic like a lot of French wine, but fruit forward like the best of California.
Hobo Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2018 is more of a BDX blend than previous vintages.
56% from Mitch Patin’s Lloyd Vineyard on West Soda Rock
Road planted in 1998 towards the southern end of Alexander
Valley on the banks of the Russian River
30% from a steep knoll called Trieb Vineyard in the more
northern reaches of the Alexander Valley
8% is Malbec from the J Rickards Vineyard in Cloverdale
6% from a Merlot vineyard called Mojon’s Bench that we
farm in Alexander Valley
As always, we prefer a non-extractive fermentation in open-tops with minimal cap manipulation, and native yeasts. Post-pressing, the wine is racked to 2nd fill French oak barrels and left on the lees till summer, then racked once with a total time in barrels of about 15 months.
820 Cases Made