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Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Napa Valley Carneros Hyde Vineyard 2016

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Vivid ruby. Powerful, mineral-accented aromas of candied red and blue fruits, potpourri and licorice. Chewy, tightly focused black raspberry and boysenberry flavors show a suave floral quality and building spice character. This powerful yet energetic pinot finishes long and penetrating, with intense finishing spiciness; supple tannins sneak in late to add shape and grip.

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Paul Hobbs Winery:
Paul Hobbs Winery sprouted from the passion of one man: Paul Hobbs. Paul wasn’t satisfied just becoming Head Enologist of Robert Mondavi’s Opus One in 1981, or becoming Vice-President/Winemaker of Simi Winery in 1989. No, he wanted to create his very own grapes, on his own land. This passion led to the creation of Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991. Focused in the Russian River Valley, eac... Read more
Paul Hobbs Winery sprouted from the passion of one man: Paul Hobbs. Paul wasn’t satisfied just becoming Head Enologist of Robert Mondavi’s Opus One in 1981, or becoming Vice-President/Winemaker of Simi Winery in 1989. No, he wanted to create his very own grapes, on his own land. This passion led to the creation of Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991. Focused in the Russian River Valley, each harvest is meticulously captured so as to extract the very best from each grape. This passion started with only three wines in the winery’s repertoire: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon, but the winery quickly grew to produce over a dozen wines. Today, Paul Hobbs still consults other wineries around the globe, including wineries in Chile, Argentina, and Hungary. Read less

Member Reviews for Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Napa Valley Carneros Hyde Vineyard

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Snooth User: Mr Dolce
4535424,422
4.00 5
Vintage: 2013 09/01/2015

Four glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/05/2010

Almost a new car leather tone on the nose, as well as wild raspberry, anise and blackberry with spice and touches of mineral and sage. The palate is full of dark sage-laced fruit. Very nice herbaceousness to this wine. - Tasted at Marché bacchus 10/2/10


Snooth User: 1Finecab
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/08/2011

Managed to get only one bottle of this fabulous '08 Pinot Noir from our future son-in-law for my birthday. We celebrated by pouring this for our daughter, Pam and Matt when he proposed. Only problem it was only a glass apiece! Also had the '09 at a dinner and was almost as good!


Snooth User: Mr Dolce
4535424,422
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/15/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: scrimper516
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 05/17/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Napa Valley Carneros Hyde Vineyard

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Vintage: 2012 08/04/2014

Vivid ruby. Powerful, mineral-accented aromas of candied red and blue fruits, potpourri and licorice. Chewy, tightly focused black raspberry and boysenberry flavors show a suave floral quality and building spice character. This powerful yet energetic pinot finishes long and penetrating, with intense finishing spiciness; supple tannins sneak in late to add shape and grip.


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Vintage: 2012 08/04/2014

The 2012 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard is another seductive Pinot displaying lavish amounts of black cherries, pomegranate and plums, good acidity, a touch of forest floor, medium body and a long finish. Drink it over the next half dozen years.


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Vintage: 2012 01/20/2015

Mouthwateringly juicy in bright tart cherry fruit, this is lush, with delicate acidity and completely resolved tannins. It provides a masterful study in how to balance an exuberance of ripe California fruit while still offering finesse and restraint.


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Vintage: 2010 10/04/2012

Dense black plum in color, this pure yet voluptuous pinot noir sets the stage with a nose of lavender, violets and blueberries. Earthy and brooding, the wine opens slowly with nuances of black tea, and red and black cherry. The supple, silky tannins are complemented by balanced acidity.Concurrent, spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels Paul Hobbs Website


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Vintage: 2009 11/01/2012

Rich, with dark berry fruit, but also elegant and detailed. Dense, with blackberry, wild berry, spice, mineral and floral scents that are full-bodied and expansive on the palate, ending with a pleasing mix of mineral and loamy earth. Drink now through 2018.


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Vintage: 2009 11/01/2012

Deep ruby. Expressive aromas of raspberry, candied cherry, dried flowers and spicecake, with an intense mineral overtone. Creamy and sweet, offering energetic red berry and bitter cherry flavors, an exotic rose pastille quality and a strong impression of umami-like saltiness. Presents a fat-free red fruit expression and hints of herbs and minerality on the long, precise finish.


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Vintage: 2009 01/10/2013

The 2009 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard emerges from the glass with dark red fruit, spices, tobacco, new leather and licorice. This is a fleshy, generous Pinot loaded with class and pedigree. The flavors build effortlessly to the rich, textured finish. This is a gorgeous showing from Paul Hobbs. The 2009 was fully destemmed. The clones are Calera and Beba. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2019.


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