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'06 Tobin James "5" - Innkeeper - 09-29-2013 08:43 AM

2006 Tobin James, Paso Robles, “5”; This was their first “5” which is a blend of the five Bordeaux grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petite Verdot, and Malbec. They all come from various Paso vineyards in various proportions. It lists for $55 and came with the spring ’09 wine club shipment; and weighs in at 14.4% alcohol.

It gave a ton of fruit on the nose and upfront. There was more ripe fruit and a touch of cassis in the complexity on the palate. The finish lingered nicely. We matched it beef tips Teriyaki, rice pilaf cooked in turkey stock, and a lovely salad mostly from our garden.


RE: '06 Tobin James "5" - winoweenie - 09-29-2013 09:09 AM

Atta' boy IK. WW


RE: '06 Tobin James "5" - Innkeeper - 02-15-2014 04:34 PM

Popped the '07 tonight. Essentially the same blend and price. Alcohol level 14.6%. It came in the spring '10 shipment.

It was a sensational wine with much the same elements of the previous vintage. We match it with seared and roasted (quickly) rib eye steak, roasted red potatoes and salad. Yum!


RE: '06 Tobin James "5" - winoweenie - 02-16-2014 06:28 AM

WOW!!!! This lil' hummer has done gpts the weeners 'tension. I can forget the Taylor-Fladgate now. WW


RE: '06 Tobin James "5" - Kcwhippet - 02-16-2014 04:01 PM

Would that be 14.6% ABV, IK?


RE: '06 Tobin James "5" - Innkeeper - 02-16-2014 08:23 PM

Yup; fixed!


RE: '06 Tobin James "5" - Innkeeper - 07-12-2015 11:38 AM

Popped the '08 last night. It is still listed at $55 but came in the spring 2011 club shipment; alcohol 14.8% by volume. The makeup of this bottling is: Merlot 28%, Petit Verdot 28%, Malbec 22%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Cabernet Franc 2%. This is a wonderful wine that is loaded with a wide variety of fruit, a nice touch of oak, and a lingering finish.

We matched it with smoked brisket and salad. Yum!


RE: '06 Tobin James "5" - Innkeeper - 07-15-2015 08:27 AM

Second half last night with rib lamb chops grilled over charcoal and pecan chips, mashed potatoes, and salad. Yum!