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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Paul Hobbs Russian River Pinot Noir 2008
Paul Hobbs Russian River Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 107346)
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $47.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#6 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

Fragrant with ripe raspberry and holiday spice, this ruby-hued pinot noir is bursting with Russian River Valley character. Its firmly structured, silky palate unfolds in a tightly-knit weave of Bing cherry and blackberry with hints of Darjeeling tea and cardamom. Subtle earthiness adds depth and is balanced by bright acidity that punctuates a lengthy finish. Alcohol 14.6%

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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.