Paul Hobbs

CrossBarn Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc

9.110 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

8.9

Well balanced nice clean subtle nuanced

Well balanced nice clean subtle nuanced

Jan 26th, 2016
Kyle Groombridge

Pretty crisp and refreshing sauv blanc.. Lychee and lemon oil on the nose, bright acidity and floral mouthfeel.. Well made, great food wine.

Pretty crisp and refreshing sauv blanc.. Lychee and lemon oil on the nose, bright acidity and floral mouthfeel.. Well made, great food wine.

Oct 26th, 2015
Randy Fuller

I expected a California Sauvignon Blanc to taste fruity - the opposite of grassy. This CrossBarm Sauvignon Blanc plays the herbal card like an ace-high straight. New Zealandesque? Maybe, a bit. But there is more than the grassy aroma on the nose. The tropical fruit mows the lawn nicely, with pineapple and guava in abundance. A citrusy mineral note also plays into the bouquet. The mouthfeel is dominated a brisk acidity and that citrus angle, with apples and pears to boot. The herbal feel is certainly a major force, but not to the exclusion of the fruit. It is a beautiful Sauvignon Blanc which should please any New World palate.

I expected a California Sauvignon Blanc to taste fruity - the opposite of grassy. This CrossBarm Sauvignon Blanc plays the herbal card like an ace-high straight. New Zealandesque? Maybe, a bit. But there is more than the grassy aroma on the nose. The tropical fruit mows the lawn nicely, with pineapple and guava in abundance. A citrusy mineral note also plays into the bouquet. The mouthfeel is dominated a brisk acidity and that citrus angle, with apples and pears to boot. The herbal feel is certainly a major force, but not to the exclusion of the fruit. It is a beautiful Sauvignon Blanc which should please any New World palate.

Aug 4th, 2015
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.6

A surprisingly minerally California #SauvignonBlanc. Would've guessed some Semillon here, but just 13% barrel-fermented!

A surprisingly minerally California #SauvignonBlanc. Would've guessed some Semillon here, but just 13% barrel-fermented!

Jul 10th, 2015
Peg Phelps

Enjoyed this last night with my husband. Surprisingly not sweet with fantastic minerality

Enjoyed this last night with my husband. Surprisingly not sweet with fantastic minerality

Jun 15th, 2018
Dan Michael

Stylish Sauvignon Blanc, starbright color with classic aromas structured, but lack finish.

Stylish Sauvignon Blanc, starbright color with classic aromas structured, but lack finish.

Jul 23rd, 2017
John Berghoff

John had this 6 years ago

John had this 6 years ago

May 4th, 2016
BTJ
9.5

BTJ had this 5 years ago

BTJ had this 5 years ago

Jun 16th, 2017
Kevin Gleason

Kevin had this 5 years ago

Kevin had this 5 years ago

Nov 25th, 2016
Jacqueline Juday

Jacqueline had this 6 years ago

Jacqueline had this 6 years ago

Jun 15th, 2016