Winemaking

HOBBS: A Culmination and Continuation

To dedicate oneself to winemaking is to potentially have walked into a life-long vocation. It is impossible to master wine in one’s lifetime; a seemingly countless number of grape varieties, an infinite number of potential winegrowing sites, unimaginable terroirs that have yet to be discovered; the opportunities are endless. And, yet, since I started working with cabernet sauvignon in 1978, I felt that I might someday gain a deep understanding of this variety and how it expresses itself in the Napa Valley.