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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Paul Hobbs Russian River Pinot Noir 2009
Paul Hobbs Russian River Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 108144)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $48.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 vintage of this wine was ranked #6 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2010

A deep, garnet hue provides a striking prelude to an aromatic symphony of black raspberry, vanilla and fresh-baked brioche. The palate, silky and well-balanced, weaves together freshpicked blackberry, dark red cherry and anise with floral notes. Plum and boysenberry harmonize with Darjeeling tea over the long, expressive finish supported by firm, round tannins.

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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.