Paul Hobbs

Paul Hobbs

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

Perfect balance. — 5 days ago

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Paul Bara

Grand Brut Champagne Rosé Blend

Another old friend. The tag old reliable doesn’t quite do it justice because it’s much more than that. It’s so classy and beautiful.

A rather subtle, paler shade of pink. Bubbles are sparse in the Riedel Veritas champagne glass. Full and creamy with a lovely bouquet. Blood orange and a whiff of passionfruit to start with. This is not a powerhouse nose that blows you away. It lulls you into a sense of security and warmth like a familiar lover. The memory of her and the scent of this turns you wistful. Lemon rind and faded strawberries along with crushed herbs. By letting it sit in the glass for a bit you’ll be rewarded with greenery and autumn flowers and her.

As is typical for a Bouzy champagne, this is predominantly Pinot Noir with 20% Chardonnay. A hefty amount of still red wine added to the blend which lends it viscosity and character. Incredibly engaging and charming, this is not another run of the mill rosé. There’s power here but the grace and lithe nature steal the show. Juicy red berries on the attack matched by vanilla and dare I say it, a touch of sexy funk. Warm, toasted biscuits and tart acidity. Please don’t think of this just as another pink sparkler, it’s a cut above. It dances in your memory.
— a month ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Perfect lighting in the photo! Lovely review!🍾🥂

Paul Hobbs

Nathan Coombs Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Lovely wine. Still too young but already approachable to drink. Very nice — 7 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.
— 13 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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Glad it’s consistent
Severn Goodwin

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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

George Menini Estate Chardonnay 2020

Ron R
9.2

First vintage from Hobbs.
I expected better from this producer. No complaints, but no glowing remarks either.
— a month ago

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Deborah M

Deborah M

That’s sad when that happens.
David L

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So young. Generally his wine‘s taste better with a bit of age.

Paul Hobbs

CrossBarn Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

#86593 Slight oak start, smooth finish — 21 days ago

Frances Oswald
with Frances

Paul Lato

"Seabiscuit" Zotovich Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

2020 vintage. So so elegant and beautiful. One of the lightest California Pinots I’ve had in three decades in pursuit of the holy grail. That strawberry/raspberry finish just keeps going. — 22 days ago

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Paul Hobbs

Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Wow! Fruits were still vibrant and, depending on the sip, hints of tobacco, chocolate, licorice, clove — all perfectly blended. Truly the star of the evening! — a month ago

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