Paul Hobbs Russian River Pinot Noir 2018

Original Price $75.99
Current Price $59.97

 

94pts Jeb Dunnuck

93pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

93pts Wine Spectator

93pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Jeb Dunnuck: "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." Maturity: 2020-2028." May 2020

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "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. Drink date: 2020-2026." Jul 2020

Wine Spectator: "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." Oct 2020

Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "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. Drinking window: 2020-2028." Apr 2020

Winery: "Highlighting a collection of estate and grower parcels that are defined by their proximity to the coast and Russian River, the wine displays a crimson hue and aromas of violet, Earl grey tea, and baked sour cherry. The velvet texture on the palate combines with flavors of Damson plum, red clay, and orange peel that ends with fresh acidity that lifts the palate, lengthening the wine’s finish. Enjoyable with a Brabander goat cheese from Holland or roasted wild mushroom tartine. Serve at 50°-55° F."

Bottle 750ml, cork
Varietal 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol 14.3%
Aging Aged 10 months in French oak barrels; 45% new
Region Russian River Valley, California
Original Price $75.99
Current Price $59.97