Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Jeb DunnuckLeading off the Pinot Noirs, the 2016 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is a classic wine from this region as well as a great example of the style of this estate. Ripe black cherries, currants, flowers, and earthy notes all flow to a full-bodied, concentrated 2016 that has a beautiful sense of purity and elegance. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.
Wine AdvocateMedium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir reveals pronounced black cherries, wild blueberries, baking spices and dark chocolate notes plus an alluring waft of red roses. Full-bodied, concentrated and plushly textured, it fills the palate with decadent fruit and tons of spicy accents, finishing with fantastic length. 6,944 cases were made.
VinousThe 2016 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is a fabulous appellation-level wine. Rich, fruity and incredibly expressive, the 2016 has so much to offer. A rush of dark red and purplish berry fruit, rose petal, lavender, spice and hard candy are front and center in this brilliant, inviting Pinot from Paul Hobbs.
Wine SpectatorWell-focused on a tightly wound core of ripe plum, raspberry and black cherry flavors, backed by solid tannins, making this a good choice for mid-term cellaring. Best from 2020 through 2026. 6,000 cases made.