Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2018
Vibrant ruby in color, the wine is bursting with aromas of juicy pomegranate, bing cherry, and rhubarb, with hints of earl grey tea and cinnamon. Elegantly layered notes of ripe strawberry, raspberry, and fennel fronds create a harmonious and lifted palate accented by a delicate acidity and a subtle salinity, which hearkens to its source along the ‘true’ Sonoma Coast.
James Suckling 92
Extremely fresh and fruity with plums and dried strawberries, as well as a citrus-peel undertone. Full body, light tannins and a delicious finish. Fruit-forward pinot noir.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 91
Medium ruby, the 2018 Pinot Noir is made with about 72% estate fruit and very little oak. It's a fresh style with open-knit aromas of roast cranberry and rhubarb with touches of dried leaves, soil and tar. The palate is medium-bodied, bright and juicy with good concentration and spiciness and a lifted finish. Enjoy it over the next two to three years. 19,500 cases produced.
Wine Spectator 90
This features minerally snap to the red currant, plum and raspberry flavors, backed by silky tannins and acidity. Toasty accents linger on the crisp finish. Drink now through 2024.
Jeb Dunnuck 90
The 2018 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast comes from multiple sites on the Sonoma Coast and saw a touch of stems and 9 months on lees in 11% new French oak. Its ruby hue gives way to a pretty, strawberry, spice, and brambly, forest floor-laced Pinot Noir that has good acidity, plenty of sweet fruit, no hard edges, and a clean finish. It's well worth seeking out.
Sonoma County stretches from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Mayacamas Mountains in the east, and is home to almost 60,000 acres of vineyards. Within the borders are 18 AVAs, each with its own distinctive characteristics.
We source from select vineyard sites in the Alexander Valley and Moon Mountain districts for our Sonoma County cabernet sauvignon. In each of these sub-appellations, plentiful sunshine and well-drained soils produce elegant and intensely structured wines.
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