2016 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Russian River
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • JD 96
  • WA 93
  • JS 93
  • VN 92

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Reg: $59.94

$54.94

In Stock: 16 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JD 96
jebdunnuck.com, June 2018
Leading off the Pinot Noirs, the 2016 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is a classic wine from this region as well as a great example of the style of this estate. Ripe black cherries, currants, flowers, and earthy notes all... Leading off the Pinot Noirs, the 2016 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is a classic wine from this region as well as a great example of the style of this estate. Ripe black cherries, currants, flowers, and earthy notes all flow to a full-bodied, concentrated 2016 that has a beautiful sense of purity and elegance. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2018
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir reveals pronounced black cherries, wild blueberries, baking spices and dark chocolate notes plus an alluring waft of red roses. Full-bodied, concentrated and... Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir reveals pronounced black cherries, wild blueberries, baking spices and dark chocolate notes plus an alluring waft of red roses. Full-bodied, concentrated and plushly textured, it fills the palate with decadent fruit and tons of spicy accents, finishing with fantastic length.
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, May 2018
Elderberry essence, blueberry perfume, blackberry tea, some grapefruit rind and granite. Medium body, vibrant acidity, fine tannins and a fresh, citrusy finish with tons of tangy fruit. Drink now.
VN 92
Vinous, April 2018
(VN 90-92 points) The 2016 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is bright, fresh and wonderfully nuanced, with striking delineation to play off the plump Russian River fruit. This is a gorgeous appellation-level Pinot from... (VN 90-92 points) The 2016 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is bright, fresh and wonderfully nuanced, with striking delineation to play off the plump Russian River fruit. This is a gorgeous appellation-level Pinot from Paul Hobbs. -- Antonio Galloni
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2016

Winery

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.