Paul Hobbs West Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2021
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
Hailing from the newly established West Sonoma Coast AVA, this inaugural release displays deep ruby in tint with Bing cherry, wild mountain berry, and an ethereal note of damp earth. Vibrant red and blue fruits dance on the palate, accompanied by oyster shell and a stony tension in character with its coastal influences. A silky texture and uplifted acidity add a sophistication and intensity to this wine, as well as a remarkably long finish.
The 2021 Pinot Noir West Sonoma Coast is another new wine in the Paul Hobbs portfolio. It comes primarily from the Goldrock and Cleary vineyards, was vinified with 17% whole clusters and matured in 33% new oak. It has deep scents of black cherries, blueberries, violet, conifer and mossy bark. The medium-bodied palate is ripe yet crunchy, with concentrated, nuanced fruit, grainy tannins, energetic freshness and a long, earth-laced finish. It's a powerful expression that deserves 3-5 years in bottle to unwind. 976 cases were made.
The 2021 Pinot Noir (West Sonoma Coast), a new wine in this range, is lights out. Rich, ample and bold, the 2021 races across palate with layers of purplish fruit, lavender, spice, menthol, licorice and spice. A dollop of stems adds nuance, but without dominating the overall balance. There's terrific acidity and structure to play off the natural fruit richness that is such a distinctive attribute of the best sites in the appellation
Black-cherry, dried-strawberry, slate and sandstone aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, medium-chewy and bright at the end. The texture and intensity are beautiful and pure. Energy and depth.
Dark and slightly amped up in style, with a coating of dark toast around a core of cherry and blackberry coulis flavors. Keeps a good racy edge though for balance, while black tea, dried anise and potpourri notes fill in through the finish. Best from 2024 through 2028. 976 cases made.