JS 93 WA 90 AG 89 Pts - According to James Suckling - "A rich and flavorful red with black currants, chocolate and hints of spices. Full and balanced with beautifully polished tannins and length. A fine and gorgeous wine. Drink or hold."
According to Robert Parker - "Another sleeper selection from Paul Hobbs is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Cross Barn. From Sonoma County mountain fruit, there are 2,600+ cases of this outstanding Cabernet. It exhibits notes of damp earth, licorice, asphalt and lots of crème de cassis and espresso. Ripe and full-bodied with sweet tannin and low acidity, it will drink well for a decade or more."
According to Antonio Galloni - "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Crossbarn (Napa Valley) is a tasty entry-level offering from Paul Hobbs and Crossbarn. Dark red fruit, flowers, spices and new leather some of the notes that are laced into the silky, expressive finish. The round, fruit-driven style holds considerable near-term appeal."
Tasting Notes - "Saturated crimson. Black raspberry, boysenberry, violets, caramelized tobacco leaf, spicebox, pencil shavings. Concentrated, juicy red fruits, damp earth, cedar, baking spices. Round and focused with sweet , fine-grained tannins and a long, slate-like finish." 14.5% ABV.