Displaying a deep crimson hue, the 2016 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir bounds from the glass with plush aromatics of Morello cherry, mulberry, baking spice, and red clay. The fine, alluring texture gives way to focused flavours of boysenberry, bergamot, and iron which continue to evolve throughout the lengthy finish. Delightful with wild mushroom tartine, roast quail, or rosemary-rubbed leg of lamb.
Named 'most influential winemaker' in California and receiving the magical 100 point score from Robert Parker more than once, Paul Hobbs has shot to fame for crafting wines that are truly remarkable for their balance, intensity and sense of place If you are looking for Paul Hobbs, you will most likely find him in a vineyard. Growing up on a working farm in upstate New York, Paul experienced first-hand the influence of terroir on the character of fruit, when his father had him taste apples of.. read more
Hand‐harvested grapes fermented in small, open‐top stainless steel fermenters with indigenous yeasts with a 5 day cold soak, 14 day average total maceration. Direct to press; Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels, aged for around 10 months in small French oak barrels; and around 45% new oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.