Price:  £36.75 | Case Rate: £35.65
Ex Tax: £30.63

Paul Hobbs - Crossbarn Pinot Noir, Sonoma 2016

Information

  • Country: USA
  • Wine Region: California
  • Wine Area: Sonoma County
  • Wine Maker: Paul Hobbs
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.50
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now -2022
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 90 to 92 (2014) VS: 91 (2014) WS: 90 (2014) JS: 92 (2015) WE: 89 (2012)

Wine tasting notes

Pomegranate violet colour. On the nose - wild red raspberries, strawberries and pomegranate, fresh herbs thyme/sage, forest floor and hibiscus tea. On the palate - fresh and juicy, red cherries, raspberries, with a coolness of rhubarb, black tea spice. Mouthfeel - Graceful polished tannins throughout the palate led to a long savory finish.

Winery Information

Paul Hobbs

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

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)90 to 92 pts

March 2016 - . Reviewer : Robert Parker. The Crossbarn 2014 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is another knockout winner. A Sonoma Coast cuvée of just over 11,000 cases, the wine (made from Dijon clones 777 and 115 and the Calera selection) exhibits some smoky barbecue notes, baking spice, loads of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, medium to full body, and plenty of spice, but the purity of fruit and lusciousness are head-turners, especially at this price point. The two cuvées of Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon are also noteworthy values.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)91 pts

One of the real gems in this lineup, the 2014 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is fabulous. The Sonoma Coast Pinot brings together the exuberance that is typical of the Paul Hobbs wines with striking freshness and perfumed aromatics. Red cherry jam, spices and wild flowers are laced into the inviting, expressive finish. At around $35 a bottle, this is one of the very finest Sonoma Coast Pinots readers will find in its price range. -- Antonio Galloni

Wine Spectator (2014)90 pts

Pleasingly rich and juicy, with blackberry, wild berry and blueberry flavors. Easy now and a good bet to gain. Drink now through 2020.

James Suckling (2015)92 pts

A pinot with slate, stone and blueberry character. Full bodied, and dense with a pretty tannin tension. Juicy fruit. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (2012)89 pts

This is a rich, flamboyant Pinot for drinking now. The raspberry and cherry flavors express California heat and sunshine, but you'll find brisk coastal acidity for balance, as well as a luxurious layer of oak.

Vinification Notes

Hand-harvested grapes. 15-day maceration in open top tanks. 7% whole clusters. Native yeast and malolactic fermentations. Surlees for 10 months. Aged 10 months in oak barrels; 10% new ·