The story of Hobel Wines began in 1998, when Cameron first met friend and winemaker Thomas Brown in Napa. Cameron was working as the Director of Business Development at Winebid.com and Thomas was working as Assistant Winemaker at Turley Wine Cellars. Their mutual love of great wine led to many shared dinners and glasses of wine, where they discussed the prospect of finding a project that would allow them to work together in producing a world-class wine. The opportunity finally arose eleven years later, with the 2009 Hobel Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
To produce a great wine, you must start with a great vineyard. When we first walked the Engelhard Vineyard with winemaker Thomas Brown, we immediately saw the potential before us. The vineyard sits between 475 and 575 feet, at the base of Diamond Mountain in the Calistoga AVA. This location provides ideal growing conditions due to the combination of cool mornings and evenings, with beautiful sun exposure during the middle of the day.
All of the grapes included in the Hobel Cabernet Sauvignon are from the highest and steepest elevations of the vineyard, planted on soil composed of well-drained volcanic rock. With Thomas’s guidance, we selected three clones of Cabernet Sauvignon (See Clone, Clone 4 & Clone 6) that we believed would, when combined, produce the quality and complexity we were looking for in our wine.
This wine will be allocated yearly for industry ONLY.
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