JS 92 WE 91 - According to James Suckling - This is a cabernet with beautiful herbal, berry, tobacco and light green-coffee-bean character. Full-bodied but refined. Lovely length. Mostly Yountville grapes. Classic style. Drink or hold.
According to Wine Enthusiast - This is a lovely wine to drink over the next 3–4 years, from one of Napa’s masterful winemakers. It has the hallmarks of Napa Cabernet, being dry and tannic, with subtle oak influences on the blackberry and currant flavors. Give it an hour or two in the decanter before serving.
According to Robert Parker - One of the better values for high quality Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is Paul Hobbs’ Cross Barn Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2011, a blend of multi-sites, exhibits a healthy dark ruby/purple color as well as lots of upfront black currant fruit, licorice and spice notes. It is exactly what a wine in this price range should be – extremely well made, rich, multilayered, medium to full-bodied and delicious. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
According to Wine Spectator - This offers a tight, firm mix of dried berry, underbrush, cedar and anise. Well-balanced and easy-drinking, with enough tannic firmness to cleanse the palate. Drink now through 2020.
Winemakers Notes - Enticing aromas of blackcurrant and bittersweet cocoa grace this deep garnet-hued cabernet sauvignon. Silky in texture and firmly structured, it offers a rich palate of cassis and blackberry, framed by supple tannins and notes of graphite. Balanced acidity brightens a long finish. Rated 90+