It started off with a quintessential Zin like aroma. It tasted like one too. :( It was very heavy and jammy, with cherry, and a slight molasses flavor on the finish. This type of fruit bomb is not why I drink Pinot Noir, it is why I drink Zinfandels. It did have a wonderful mouthfeel and was rather supple.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Lindsay Vineyard
A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2006 Hobbs, Paul Pinot Noir Lindsay Estate Vineyard 750ml
Wine Advocate ReviewRated 87-88The 2006 Pinot Noir Russian River is a straightforward, chunky, fruit-driven effort displaying notes of plums, ripe cherries, chocolate, and earth. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.Wine Tasting NotesThe color is deep, rich maroon. The nose offers aromas of ripe plum and cherry scented with black tea and cedar. The generous, silky palate welcomes you with luxuriant flavors of black cherry, cola, apple pastry and plum, beautifully woven with notes of dusty rose and warm space. Toasty oak and firm, well-integrated tannins mark its long finish.
Wine Tasting NotesA fragrant nose of strawberry and underbrush accompanies deep plum color. The palate offers perfectly-ripened black cherry and currant flavors that meld seamlessly with earthy accents of bergamot and dried herbs. A touch of acidity accents a lengthy finish.
This Pinot Noir comes mostly from Paul Hobb's vineyard Lindsay Estate in the Russian River Valley. With bright cherry and black tea aromas, to a full, plush mouth feel packed with flavors of wild berries and mushrooms, Hobbs has created an intriguing Pinot. Unfined and unfiltered.
The most intense, extracted of this lovely trio from Paul Hobbs, this wine is not for the faint of heart or for those who want tight, ageworthy versions of Pinot. This is outgoing, ripe, rich Pinot that can be drunk up today or can be put away for a half decade or more because it famously combines both succulent depth and convincing structure. Its sweet cherry and caramel character comes with touches of molasses, violets, cocoa and rich soils, and those complex layered pieces are fitted together with into the wine's supple entry and long, open flavors and rewardingly tasty finish.