Made with fruit from the Ciminelli Vineyard. This is the last year that Hobel will be making wine from this vineyard. Deep ruby in color, inky purple at the core. The nose is very nice with cassis, baking spices and a bit of char. On the palate, this has nice black raspberry fruit and an interesting slight dark chocolate note. There is some dustiness underneath. Quite concentrated and complex. It is delicious as well. This should need about ten more years to peak but should be outstanding even if drinking a bit young (give it some air). It was my personal favorite of the three Hobel offerings I sampled although all were outstanding.
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