Paul Hobbs

Paul Hobbs

Ross Station Estate Chardonnay 2015

Great clarity from refined oak and a touch of vanilla and mesh well with the citrus. — 2 days ago

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Paul Hobbs

CrossBarn Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

#86593 Slight oak start, smooth finish — a month ago

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Les Jalets Crozes Hermitage Syrah 2015

An intoxicating nose - savoury earthy and mineral with spicy black fruits. The medium bodied palate shows black plums - flesh and skins, a note of liquorice finishing with fine gravelly tannins. Barb was convinced this was Australian when tasted blind. — 8 days ago

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Paul Hobbs

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

Perfect balance. — 12 days ago

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Paul Garaudet

Monthélie Pinot Noir 1990

Nose has black cherry preserves, ripe mulberry, dry garden soil, slight tin notes, washed blueberries and damp leather.

Palate has light ripe (sweet) cherry, dried raspberry, dried tart cherry, dried leaves/leather, rose hip tea and moist soil. Lingering finish, acidity still present.

Cork pulled for slow oxidation at 10H, then double-decanted and 2H rest. All these bottles have been wonderful, glad to have more, ullage continually better.

Paired to asian-style rub, mesquite smoke, reverse sear (120°F slow heat, 10m rest, then high heat sear to 145°F internal), pork tenderloin. Perfection.
— 20 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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Glad it’s consistent
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@Lyle Fass Incredibly, looks like dad had good vineyard sites, but 1990 a great vintage with a long future.

Paul Hobbs

Nathan Coombs Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Lovely wine. Still too young but already approachable to drink. Very nice — 13 days ago

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Jean-Paul Schmitt

Rittersberg Zen Alsace White Blend 2018

Vintage 2018 | Jean Paul Schmitt is a winegrower that makes wines of character in Scherwiller. Biodynamic. All of one plot, the Rittersberg with granite terroir. This cuvée ZEN appeals to me. It is a ‘gemischter satz’ (blend) of five winegrapes. Friendly, flint, good body, citrus and good acidity. Fine effort. — 6 days ago

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Jean-Paul Schmitt

Reserve Personnelle Rittersberg Alsace Pinot Noir 2018

Vintage 2018 | 24 hl/ha. Blackberries. Brushwood. High acidity. Not easy to make, the vintner told us. If there are few unripe or moldy grapes in the grape must it effects the whole cuvée. — 6 days ago

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