New release - 95+ pts A great new Pinot Noir release from one of California's most celebrated winemakers Paul Hobbs. 95+ Point Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast offers more minerality and salinity as well as darker fruits, graphite, smoke, and scorched earth characteristics. It’s tighter, more backward, and Burgundian, with terrific concentration and purity as well as balance. Give it a few years... ...These latest releases from Paul Hobbs are pretty much sensational across the board and Hobbs’ finds a rare mix of purity and elegance matched to richness and concentration that hits all my sweet spots. Hobbs commented that 2016 was a perfect vintage where everything came together easily, and the resulting wines have a terrific sense of elegance, purity an balance that make them already irresistible, yet will also allow them to age gracefully. In addition, the lineup is easy to understand; Hobbs makes an appellation blend Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and two single vineyards of each variety."
Very solid and surprisingly much better this evening after a quick taste last night. Has really come to life.
Very solid and surprisingly much better this evening after a quick taste last night. Has really come to life.9.1
Very fruity, full bodied, balanced.
Very fruity, full bodied, balanced.8.7
Beautiful elegant red fruit with touches of vanilla. Silky smooth. Delicious!
Beautiful elegant red fruit with touches of vanilla. Silky smooth. Delicious!9.4