Our Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is intended to be approachable, consumed relatively young, and a versatile food companion. We are always after a more subtle, more restrained, almost lighter style of Cabernet Sauvignon then may be typical in California these days, but also something that is bright and characteristic of the variety. We often say that our winemaking style and our wines lie somewhere between California and France and this wine definitely epitomizes that statement. Lean like a lot of French wine, but fruit forward like the best of California.
Typical of Hobo, this wine’s life resembled a Pinot Noir more than a Cabernet Sauvignon. Fermented in open-tops with native yeasts, punched down by hand, and racked to barrels before being aged in 2nd fill oak barrels for 15 months.