Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2021
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Sourced predominately from our estates that are defined by their proximity to the coast and Russian River climate, the wine displays vivid crimson and aromas of violet, Morello cherry, and black tea. Velvet tannins on the palate ride along a juicy backbone of flavors such as cranberry, Blood orange, and Damson plum. The finish is long, powered behind a crisp acidity and appealing red clay-like minerality.
Robert Parker 93 Points "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."
The 2021 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is dense, heavy and explosive. All the classic Russian River exuberance comes through, but amplified in all of the good ways and none of the bad. Even with all the richness and intensity, the 2021 retains good freshness as well as energy. A touch of whole clusters brightens the finish nicely.
Bright and punchy, with a host of delicious mulberry and pomegranate notes, carried by crunchy acidity and backed by light anise and potpourri accents on the finish. Shows nice racy energy underneath. Drink now through 2028. 7,708 cases made.