2008 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Ulises Valdez Vineyard
Pinot Noir - 750ML
2008 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Ulises Valdez Vineyard
  • WA 94
  • WS 92
  • VN 90

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Reg: $79.94

$69.94

In Stock: 1 btls
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ETA: Pending

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2011
Even better is the 2008 Pinot Noir Ulises Valdez, which is made from a suitcase clone smuggled in from Vosne-Romanee and the Calera clone, which is believed to have come from the most famous vineyard of that appellation...   Even better is the 2008 Pinot Noir Ulises Valdez, which is made from a suitcase clone smuggled in from Vosne-Romanee and the Calera clone, which is believed to have come from the most famous vineyard of that appellation. Forest floor/mossy notes intermixed with fresh porcini mushrooms, black raspberries and black cherries emerge from this medium to full-bodied, luscious Pinot Noir. It is ideal for drinking over the next 5-7 years. - RP  
WS 92
Wine Spectator, June 2010
Aromas of ripe baked blackberry and cherry pie are soft, fleshy and full-bodied, picking up spice, floral and lavender scents that are focused and complex. Drink now through 2014. 282 cases made. — JL
VN 90
Vinous, May 2010
Deep, bright ruby. Deeper in pitch than the Hyde, offering dark berry and cherry-cola aromas and a hint of licorice. Weighty blueberry and boysenberry flavors are firmed by a zesty mineral spine and gain sweetness with...   Deep, bright ruby. Deeper in pitch than the Hyde, offering dark berry and cherry-cola aromas and a hint of licorice. Weighty blueberry and boysenberry flavors are firmed by a zesty mineral spine and gain sweetness with air. Pliant, juicy and penetrating on the finish, with the dark fruit and cola notes repeating. -- Stephen Tanzer  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Russian River Valley
Vintage 2008
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.7%
Closure Cork

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Paul Hobbs

Growing up on a working farm in upstate New York, Paul Hobbs experienced first-hand the influence of terroir on the character of fruit when his father had him taste apples of the same variety grown in different orchards several miles apart from one another. The diversity of flavors and textures made an impression on him and would later influence his approach to winemaking. Paul later helped his father achieve a lifelong dream of transforming some of the farm’s acreage from apples, nuts and peaches to wine grapes.

As a winemaker, Paul is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards, and for his pioneering spirit in working innovatively with new and historical sites and regions. His success has inspired a wealth of nicknames among the press, from quiet trendsetter to prospector to truffle-hunting dog. Initially hired by Robert Mondavi for his advanced understanding of oak aging, he was promoted to the inaugural Opus One wine-making team. Following his Mondavi experience, Paul joined Simi Winery as Winemaker before going on to consult for Peter Michael, Fisher Vineyards, Lewis Cellars, Bodegas Catena and others. He founded Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991, Vina Cobos in 1999 and continues to be a leading consultant winemaker around the globe.