2018 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir - 750ML
2018 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
  • JS 92
  • WA 91
  • WS 90
  • JD 90

Reg: $39.94

$37.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
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Reg: $39.94

$37.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 92
jamessuckling.com, January 2020
Extremely fresh and fruity with plums and dried strawberries, as well as a citrus-peel undertone. Full body, light tannins and a delicious finish. Fruit-forward pinot noir. Drink now. Screw cap.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2020
Medium ruby, the 2018 Pinot Noir is made with about 72% estate fruit and very little oak. It's a fresh style with open-knit aromas of roast cranberry and rhubarb with touches of dried leaves, soil and tar. The palate is...   Medium ruby, the 2018 Pinot Noir is made with about 72% estate fruit and very little oak. It's a fresh style with open-knit aromas of roast cranberry and rhubarb with touches of dried leaves, soil and tar. The palate is medium-bodied, bright and juicy with good concentration and spiciness and a lifted finish. Enjoy it over the next two to three years. - Erin Brooks  
WS 90
Wine Spectator, January 2020
This features minerally snap to the red currant, plum and raspberry flavors, backed by silky tannins and acidity. Toasty accents linger on the crisp finish. Drink now through 2024. 19,668 cases made. — KM
JD 90
jebdunnuck.com, May 2020
The 2018 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast comes from multiple sites on the Sonoma Coast and saw a touch of stems and 9 months on lees in 11% new French oak. Its ruby hue gives way to a pretty, strawberry, spice, and brambly...   The 2018 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast comes from multiple sites on the Sonoma Coast and saw a touch of stems and 9 months on lees in 11% new French oak. Its ruby hue gives way to a pretty, strawberry, spice, and brambly, forest floor-laced Pinot Noir that has good acidity, plenty of sweet fruit, no hard edges, and a clean finish. It's well worth seeking out.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Russian River Valley
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.1%
Closure Screw Cap

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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.