2012 Paul Hobbs, "Crossbarn" Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Press and Tasting Notes

"A beautiful Pinot Noir. Plays in the major leagues, with its refined texture and complex flavors of cherries, raspberries, licorice and sandalwood, with along, spicy finish. Feels so lush and fine, so delectable, so dramatic. This is one of the best Pinots available for drinking now." According to the Wine Spectator: "Intense and vibrant, a tou ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured November 22, 2010

THE REVIEW

Wine Spectator's coveted Top 100 list has been released and everyone is on the hunt for the Top 10. As savvy a detective as you may be, most of these wines have long since sold out. But fear not, with a little due diligence you will find one of these wines is still on the market, only in disguise.
    The # 6 wine this year is the 2008 Paul Hobbs Russian River Pinot - a wine we featured in our March 2010 Merchant's Pick and a wine which is sold out. However we are proud to introduce you to the 2008 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Russian River Pinot Noir. Sourced by the same prestigious producer, during the same stellar vintage, using the same meticulous wine making skills, think of Crossbarn as a #2 vying for the throne as a serious contender.
    When it comes to California Pinot Noir, no winemaker is more consistent and masterful than Paul Hobbs. He produces "full throttle wines that merit serious attention."(Robert Parker). Crossbarn is no exception. All of the passion and elegance that shine through in Hobbs' first label Pinot are present in the 2008 Crossbarn making it one of the best finds of the year.
    Layers of spice and black raspberry on the nose with hints of dried rose. The wine has a luscious, medium to full-bodied texture, and a long finish with a touch of tobacco and cola. Enjoy now and over the next 5 years. Read More »

Region

California

The largest domestic wine growing region in the United States is by far California.  California wines took international recognition in the 1976 competition known as "The Judgement Of Paris."  In this famous blind tasting, California wines were pu ... Read More »

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