2020 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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JS 92

jamessuckling.com, January 2022

Perfumed aromas of red and black cherries, red licorice, cooking spice and rose water. Medium-to full-bodied with steady acidity that helps to articulate the dark-fruit and tobacco flavors, but retains freshness...
JD 90

jebdunnuck.com, August 2022

The 2020 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is flush with pristine fruit on the nose, including cherry candy, crushed flowers, and forest floor. The palate is fresh with red raspberry and cinnamon, and it has refreshing acidity on...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Russian River Valley
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.1%
Closure Screw Cap

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.

The 2020 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a captivating red wine that embodies the essence of California's Sonoma region. With its stunning ruby hue, this Pinot Noir is a visually striking wine that immediately catches the eye. The wine's label, featuring the iconic Paul Hobbs branding, is a testament to the exceptional quality found within the bottle.

On the nose, the 2020 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast reveals a bouquet of pristine fruit, including cherry candy, crushed flowers, and a hint of forest floor. This aromatic profile is both inviting and intriguing, drawing you in with its complexity and elegance.

The palate of this Pinot Noir is equally impressive, showcasing fresh flavors of red raspberry and cinnamon. The wine's vibrant acidity adds a refreshing touch, balancing the fruitiness and giving the wine a lively and dynamic character. With each sip, the 2020 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast reveals new layers of flavor, keeping your taste buds engaged and eager for more.

Renowned wine critic Jeb Dunnuck awarded this wine a score of 90, praising its pristine fruit and classic profile. According to Dunnuck, this Pinot Noir is a lovely wine that can be enjoyed over the next couple of years. James Suckling, another esteemed critic, awarded this wine a score of 92, highlighting its perfumed aromas, dark-fruit flavors, and sandy, easy-going tannins.

Crafted by the esteemed Paul Hobbs, a producer known for his meticulous attention to detail and commitment to excellence, this Pinot Noir is a true reflection of the Sonoma Coast terroir. With an alcohol percentage of 14.1%, this wine strikes a perfect balance between elegance and richness.

The 2020 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is an exceptional wine that captivates with its beauty and complexity. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a range of dishes, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning wine connoisseurs. With its screw cap closure, this wine is ready to be savored now, delivering immediate pleasure to all who experience it.