Paul Hobbs R. River Pinot 2012

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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

Editorial Reviews for Paul Hobbs R. River Pinot

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,818
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: jamlani
630288610
4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 04/06/2014

Four glasses


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: rgourley
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 12/24/2008

Four and a half glasses


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 03/04/2009

[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: Pat Roe
3083118
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 06/19/2008

Five glasses


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External Reviews for Paul Hobbs R. River Pinot

External Review
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.


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: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

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

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External Review
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
01/20/2015

Powerful and lush, this is a velvety, classically styled Russian River Valley Pinot, weighty and lip smacking in black cherry and touch of earth buoyed by finely hued acidity. Perfectly enjoyable right now, it’ll age, too, the spicy undertones coaxed to take center stage.


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