Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018 - The Grape Tray
Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018
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Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018

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750ml
$54.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Paul Hobbs
Alcohol/vol 14.7%

Winemaker Notes:

Sourced predominately from the estates that are defined by their proximity to the coast and Russian River climate, the wine displays vivid crimson and aromas of violet, Morello cherry, and black tea. Velvet tannins on the palate ride along a juicy backbone of flavors such as cranberry, Blood orange, and Damson plum. The finish is long, powered behind a crisp acidity and appealing red clay-like minerality.

Jeb Dunnuck
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The largest production cuvée is the 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, which comes from multiple sites and was aged 9 months in 43% new French oak. Readers looking for a great introduction into the wines of the estate can't go wrong here. Medium ruby, it has beautiful aromatics of raspberries, black cherries, and strawberries, loads of spice, violets, and underbrush nuances, medium to full body, good acidity, and a silky, seamless texture. It's beautifully done and well worth seeking out. Drink it any time over the coming 7-8 years.

May 21, 2020
Wine Spectator
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Concentrated red currant, plum and raspberry flavors are finely articulated, with ample hot stone and cooking spice notes. Crunchy acidity on the finish features accents of dried thyme. Drink now through 2025. 7,612 cases made.

Kim Marcus, October 15, 2020
Wine Advocate
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Made with about 10% whole cluster, the 2018 Pinot Noir has a medium ruby-purple color and a nose of cranberry sauce, rhubarb, tea leaves and earth with a spicy undercurrent. Medium-bodied, it's concentrated and grainy with appealing juicy fruits and a long, lifted finish. 7,612 cases produced.

Erin Brooks, July 23, 2020
Vinous
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The 2018 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) will show readers just how immensely appealing the 2018 vintage is for Pinot Noir. Rich, boisterous and inviting, the 2018 has so much to offer. An explosion of floral and spice notes leads to a core of juicy fruit as this super-expressive, inviting Pinot shows off its considerable allure. It is a real overachiever in this range.

Antonio Galloni, April 2020
James Suckling
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A dense, layered red with blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors. Full body. Solid core of fruit. If you like fruit, here it is.

January 8, 2020