New release - 96 pts A great new Pinot Noir release from one of California's most celebrated winemakers Paul Hobbs. Carefully selected from the winery’s top vineyard sources that are defined by both their proximity to the coast and Russian River to allow cool morning, warm afternoon diurnal swings to develop fruit with purity, richness, and elegance. 94 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "The largest production cuvée is the 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, which comes from multiple sites and was aged 9 months in 43% new French oak. Readers looking for a great introduction into the wines of the estate can't go wrong here. Medium ruby, it has beautiful aromatics of raspberries, black cherries, and strawberries, loads of spice, violets, and underbrush nuances, medium to full body, good acidity, and a silky, seamless texture. It's beautifully done and well worth seeking out. Drink it any time over the coming 7-8 years."
Well balanced, some red and dark fruit presence, some hints of pipe tobacco
Well balanced, some red and dark fruit presence, some hints of pipe tobacco9.0