Paul Hobbs

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.2394 ratings
9.152 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Ron Yates

Great Pinot!

Great Pinot!

Oct 13th, 2017
Diane Dixon

Co-Founder Keep Collection, #Sommchat

8.8

Benefits from at least 30 mins to an hour breathing in bottle before drink -lush fruit with small amount if whole cluster integration

Benefits from at least 30 mins to an hour breathing in bottle before drink -lush fruit with small amount if whole cluster integration

3 people found it helpfulOct 24th, 2014
Chris Zitzman

Just opened it, quick, ten-minute decant. Classic, opulent Paul Hobbs. Fruit just teems from the glass. I'm officially on Yumville with every evolving sip. 2011, so far, is a comeback. And in a big and welcome way..

Just opened it, quick, ten-minute decant. Classic, opulent Paul Hobbs. Fruit just teems from the glass. I'm officially on Yumville with every evolving sip. 2011, so far, is a comeback. And in a big and welcome way..

2 people found it helpfulMar 4th, 2013
Michael Mendes

Big Russian River Pinot. Lots of extraction. Typical ripe cherry, cola and tea. Some whole berry? Oak coming through as a vanilla note. A touch hot, but enjoyable.

Big Russian River Pinot. Lots of extraction. Typical ripe cherry, cola and tea. Some whole berry? Oak coming through as a vanilla note. A touch hot, but enjoyable.

1 person found it helpfulNov 14th, 2015
Jim Anderson

Clear, med ruby color with watery rim and legs. Med + body, med acid, med + alcohol, med - tannin, med + flavor intensity of black cherry, crushed raspberry, cola, ripe cranberry, black tea leaves and a hint of vanilla from the new oak with a long finish. Aromatic and very enjoyable, but the alcohol did stick out a bit. 14.5 abv.

Clear, med ruby color with watery rim and legs. Med + body, med acid, med + alcohol, med - tannin, med + flavor intensity of black cherry, crushed raspberry, cola, ripe cranberry, black tea leaves and a hint of vanilla from the new oak with a long finish. Aromatic and very enjoyable, but the alcohol did stick out a bit. 14.5 abv.

1 person found it helpfulMay 11th, 2014
Marshall Parrish

10 year old pinots are more than possible, they can be fabulous

10 year old pinots are more than possible, they can be fabulous

Sep 17th, 2016
Marshall Parrish

This is the bottle

This is the bottle

Jul 23rd, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

I still think Paul's strongest wines are his Cabernet, but there is no doubting how well made this is. At 9 years of age from magnum it is drinking just fine with years ahead of it.

I still think Paul's strongest wines are his Cabernet, but there is no doubting how well made this is. At 9 years of age from magnum it is drinking just fine with years ahead of it.

Jul 15th, 2016
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.3

Always fun to drink Paul's wines as he is our wine consultant at Early Mountain Vineyards.

Always fun to drink Paul's wines as he is our wine consultant at Early Mountain Vineyards.

Jan 31st, 2016
Sue Marsh

2011. Delicious. Cola berry, tobacco leaf, orange rind, cinnamon stick...complex.

2011. Delicious. Cola berry, tobacco leaf, orange rind, cinnamon stick...complex.

Oct 24th, 2015