Paul Hobbs R. River Pinot 2012

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Coffee bean, vanilla and smoky herb notes top the slightly oaky core of strawberry and tart cherry fruit that shows a hint of orange oil. This is s... Read more

Although this may be a popular style of Pinot Noir, this is not for me. This wine displays cola and dark cherry jam flavors. It is a full flavored ... Read more

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 fla... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Paul Hobbs R. River Pinot

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,510
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 11/19/2012

Coffee bean, vanilla and smoky herb notes top the slightly oaky core of strawberry and tart cherry fruit that shows a hint of orange oil. This is smooth and polished in the mouth with nice tension. Even though the acidity and tannins are firm, the wine is rather soft and suave with a hint of sweetness, perhaps from the oak. That sweetness helps to buffer the structure and supports bright blackberry and cherry fruit on the palate. The finish tightens up a bit and becomes more tannic and sharp from the acidity as the fruit fades from center stage. This is young and tough today. While it's noticeably oaky, time should soften the edges and allow the core of fruit to become more expressive. Shows some heat on the finish. 88pts


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Snooth User: Whitetigerofwine
641240284
2.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/30/2011

Although this may be a popular style of Pinot Noir, this is not for me. This wine displays cola and dark cherry jam flavors. It is a full flavored style of Pinot Noir with ample body and alcohol. There is some heat on the finish that I don't like.


Snooth User: RachelNYC
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/25/2008

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.


Snooth User: wenderyeh
3143320
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 09/12/2007

we had this at 1550 Hyde in SF a few months back and it was specatcular! went with tender pork, grilled duck, and braised rabbit. would have been really nice with salmon too. it was subtle, but had breadth of flavor the texture was like a silk sheet. definitely not for those who are into big cabs and big reds, but all four of us at the table sighed at the same time when we tasted it.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
3.50 5
Vintage: 2002 03/05/2009

[CH, LBK: grouper] Pleasant on the nose with dark cherries, spice. However, my first few sips were tainted by a little fizz which made me think that the bottle was tainted; it was not stored. Neither the nose nor palate were consistent with a corked bottle, but something was not right--not sure that this experience accurately captured the wine. After ~30mins, the fizz went away but the wine remained subpar. Dark cherries, spice, high acidity, a little heat. KAB agreed.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 03/05/2009

[Willy's Wine Bar, Healdsburg]


External Reviews for Paul Hobbs R. River Pinot

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/20/2014

Bright ruby-red. Musky, smoke-accented aromas of dark berries, cherry skin and cola. Spicy and taut on entry, then fleshier and sweeter in the middle, offering spicy black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and a jolt of pepperiness. Finishes bright and long, with very good focus and lingering spiciness.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/20/2014

The 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River exhibits sexy black currant and black cherry fruit, crisp acidity, a certain framboise character, medium to full body, and abundant texture as well as flavor. The good news is there are over 6,000 cases of it. It should drink well for 4–7 years.


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Source: We Speak Wine
03/18/2014

The 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River exhibits sexy black currant and black cherry fruit, crisp acidity, a certain framboise character, medium to full body, and abundant texture as well as flavor. The good news is there are over 6,000 cases of it. It should drink well for 4-7 years. Deep violet in color, this lush yet stately pinot noir seduces with aromas of black raspberry, violets, sassafras, clove and cocoa butter. Juicy red fruits, earl gray tea, hazelnut and damp red clay flavors complement its velvet‐like texture and very long finish. - WineryAlcohol: 14.5%


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/28/2014

Features ripe, juicy red berry and raspberry fruit that's elegant and refined, with a mix of crushed rock, dried herb and savory floral scents. Good length. Drink now through 2021.


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Source: The Wine Closet
07/16/2013

Paul Hobbs 11 Pinot Noir


External Review
Vintage: 2011 01/26/2013

A perennial favorite, Paul Hobb's Russian River Pinot is always the first to sell out, and inevitably the wine receives a huge score after it's gone. Make sure to grab a couple bottles before it's gone.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 10/24/2013

A delicious, entry-level wine, the 2011 Pinot Noir is also a great example of the year. Sweet floral notes, red berries, mint and anise are some of the notes that woven together in the glass in this expressive and beautiful wine. Juicy and radiant, the 2011 captures the very best qualities of Sonoma Pinot Noir in this cold vintage. It is a terrific showing. Anticipated maturity: 2014–2021.


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Ratings & Tags for Paul Hobbs R. River Pinot

630288 Snooth User: jamlani
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4.00 5
2011 04/07/2014

111355 Snooth User: rgourley
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2006 12/24/2008

34436 Snooth User: mmmajm
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2006 10/30/2008

30831 Snooth User: Pat Roe
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2002 06/19/2008

28139 Snooth User: Forint
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2001 06/08/2007

30831 Snooth User: Pat Roe
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2001 06/19/2008

30831 Snooth User: Pat Roe
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4.50 5
2001 06/19/2008

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Paul Hobbs 11 Pinot Noir

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