2018 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard
Pinot Noir - 750ML
2018 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard
  • JD 95
  • WA 95
  • JS 94
  • WS 91

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Reg: $94.94

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ETA: Pending

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JD 95
jebdunnuck.com, May 2020
From the Carneros region in the southern part of the valley, the 2018 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard gives up a Burgundian bouquet of black cherries, mulberries, smoked earth, and candied violets. It shows more and more floral...   From the Carneros region in the southern part of the valley, the 2018 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard gives up a Burgundian bouquet of black cherries, mulberries, smoked earth, and candied violets. It shows more and more floral tones with time in the glass and is beautifully textured, medium to full-bodied, and has silky tannins. It's terrific today, yet it has a solid spine of acidity that's going to allow it to evolve gracefully for a solid decade or more. This cuvée was just about all destemmed (there are 8% stems) and spent 15 months in 53% new French oak.  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2020
The 2018 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard has beautiful expression this vintage, with delicate aromas of lilac, bay leaf, orange peel and warm blueberries with a core of pure red and black berry fruit. The medium-bodied palate is...   The 2018 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard has beautiful expression this vintage, with delicate aromas of lilac, bay leaf, orange peel and warm blueberries with a core of pure red and black berry fruit. The medium-bodied palate is satiny and nuanced, all polish and class, with a long, juicy finish. 621 cases produced.- EB  
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, February 2020
This is very layered, yet there is an agile and lively edge to the wine. Medium-to full-bodied, creamy and chewy. Flavorful finish. Tight now. Give it two to three years of bottle age. Try after 2023.
WS 91
Wine Spectator, October 2020
Precise, offering savory nuances to the dried dark fruit and cooking spice flavors. Cocoa powder hints emerge on the minerally finish. Drink now through 2024. 621 cases made. — KM
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Sub-appellation Carneros
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.2%
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.