Paul Hobbs

CrossBarn Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.0418 ratings
8.935 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Matt Sterr

A good example of what Sonoma Coast PN should be. Restrained and not a big cherry cola bomb like so many PNs from this region tend to be. Still, a fuller body than the PN made to the north. A nice balance and a very nice price.

A good example of what Sonoma Coast PN should be. Restrained and not a big cherry cola bomb like so many PNs from this region tend to be. Still, a fuller body than the PN made to the north. A nice balance and a very nice price.

Jan 22nd, 2019
Lyn Farmer

Medium Ruby, with aheady bouquet of violet, black cherry, black raspberry and plum. Very ripe but well-balanced, with firm acidity. Very much a New World Pinot, almost voluptuous in its texture.

Medium Ruby, with aheady bouquet of violet, black cherry, black raspberry and plum. Very ripe but well-balanced, with firm acidity. Very much a New World Pinot, almost voluptuous in its texture.

Dec 29th, 2018
Riccardo L.

Nice new world Pinot. Feels likes it's been pumped with something a bit heavier, but maintains a lot of the rocky textures. Good stuff. Spicy even.

Nice new world Pinot. Feels likes it's been pumped with something a bit heavier, but maintains a lot of the rocky textures. Good stuff. Spicy even.

Sep 14th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Growing up on a working farm in NY, Paul experienced first-hand the influence of terroir on the character of fruit, his father had him taste apples of the same variety grown in different orchards several miles apart from one another. Aromas of berry fruits and herb notes. On the palate juicy blackberry and strawberry with black tea and herb spice. Elegant soft savory tannins on lingering finish ending with mineral tones.

Growing up on a working farm in NY, Paul experienced first-hand the influence of terroir on the character of fruit, his father had him taste apples of the same variety grown in different orchards several miles apart from one another. Aromas of berry fruits and herb notes. On the palate juicy blackberry and strawberry with black tea and herb spice. Elegant soft savory tannins on lingering finish ending with mineral tones.

Dec 8th, 2017
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

8.8

Sweet fruit, supple mouthfeel and ready to drink.

Sweet fruit, supple mouthfeel and ready to drink.

Oct 2nd, 2017
Emily O'Mara

Bright cherry, hint of anise, and wonderful balance of acidity. Nicely balanced especially for this area.

Bright cherry, hint of anise, and wonderful balance of acidity. Nicely balanced especially for this area.

Aug 21st, 2017
Christanna Honer

Killer pinot at this price. Abundant fruit, minimal oak, touch of spice.

Killer pinot at this price. Abundant fruit, minimal oak, touch of spice.

3 people found it helpfulAug 13th, 2014
Randy Fuller

This wine has a dark hue and displays plenty of raspberry, cranberry and black cherry flavors, with a big earthy note and moderate spice - clove and nutmeg. Red plums, cherries and raspberries adorn the palate, with a nice, tart edge and a well-defined tannic structure joined by a mouth-watering acidity. It comes on bold at 14.1% abv - not something I look for in Pinot - but it settles down quickly and finishes elegantly, with fruit lingering quite a while.

This wine has a dark hue and displays plenty of raspberry, cranberry and black cherry flavors, with a big earthy note and moderate spice - clove and nutmeg. Red plums, cherries and raspberries adorn the palate, with a nice, tart edge and a well-defined tannic structure joined by a mouth-watering acidity. It comes on bold at 14.1% abv - not something I look for in Pinot - but it settles down quickly and finishes elegantly, with fruit lingering quite a while.

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2015
Jolinda Craig

Toasting the birth of my first child!

Toasting the birth of my first child!

1 person found it helpfulSep 13th, 2014
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.5

Awesome #PinotNoir value from #AndersonValley from Paul Hobbs.

Awesome #PinotNoir value from #AndersonValley from Paul Hobbs.

1 person found it helpfulMar 22nd, 2014