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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Paul Hobbs Carneros Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999
Paul Hobbs Carneros Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999
(search item no. 38784)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $59.39

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep violet/red garnet color; enticing aromas of smoked almond, black cherry, and bergamot tea. Vibrant, juicy flavors of fresh crushed wild raspberries mingled with vanilla and toasted oats. These flavors resonate in their focus and purity. There is a harmony of fruit and oak that gives this Pinot Noir finesse without taking away from its power. Firm tannins and flavors that don't quit speak well for the wine's ability to age an additional 5 to 7 years.

Alcohol 14.4%.

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About Paul Hobbs Winery:

Paul Hobbs has built his winery's portfolio from the ground up on a foundation of strong, collaborative relationships with the growers of some of Napa's and Sonoma's most compelling and historical properties. Meticulous vineyard management followed by minimally-invasive winemaking techniques is Paul Hobbs approach for producing wines that express their vineyard origins with utmost finesse, complexity and authenticity; in other words, wines with a sense of place. As a winemaker, Paul is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards along with his pioneering, innovative work with new and historical sites and regions. His success has inspired a wealth of nicknames among the press, from quiet trendsetter to truffle-hunting dog. He founded Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991, Vina Cobos in 1999 and is a leading consultant winemaker around the globe.