Paul Hobbs Valdez Pinot Noir 2009

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94 poins Wine Spectator: A fragrant, delicate style, exhibiting violet, red berry and blackberry fruit scents, with touches of black cherry and wild berry. Full-bodied and spicy, ending with a mouthwatering minerality. Drink now through 2018. 222 cases made. (7/31/11)

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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
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External Reviews for Paul Hobbs Valdez Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
09/28/2011

Painterly cerise in color, a stately Pinot Noir that presents with both assertive and refined brushstrokes. Aromas of black cherry, violets, and white pepper lead to a firmly structured, yet velvety palate yielding dark fruits, cola, and subtle notes of almond oil. A memorable finish reaffirms your first impressions that this is just a lovely wine. Hobbs aged this Pinot for 15 months in French oak barrels, 67 % of which was new. The Ulises Valdez vineyards were once an apple orchard and wines from this temperate patch of brown sandy loan are intense and bold.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/17/2011

Two brilliant Pinot Noirs include the dark plum/ruby/purple-tinged 2009 Pinot Noir Ulises Valdez and the 2009 Pinot Noir Lindsay Estate. Both are full-bodied efforts boasting abundant black raspberry, rhubarb, black cherry and cola notes, subtle oak,... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Hobbs, Paul Pinot Noir Ulises Valdez Vineyard 750ml



94 poins Wine Spectator: A fragrant, delicate style, exhibiting violet, red berry and blackberry fruit scents, with touches of black cherry and wild berry. Full-bodied and spicy, ending with a mouthwatering minerality. Drink now through 2018. 222 cases made. (7/31/11)

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