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2009 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 37
Kaerhoeg wrote: (90 points)
November 23, 2014 - Maybe I oppened this too early. At least it took a while to open in the glass, at the nose was not as well developed as I had expected. But later this devleoped into a wonderful Pinot, one of the darker of its kind. More plum and prune than strawberry and cherry, but still very pleasant.
October 13, 2014 - Extracted but enjoyable, even if not my preferred style.
October 2, 2014 - previous reviewers stated that this was over rated and more grenache-like than pinot. I agree, bold fruit up front, plum and cherry
on the palette some earthy notes, but overwhelmed by the fruit.It finishes smoothly, with almost a cherry cough syrup flavor. I can't say I did not enjoy it, but I have some favorite Grenaches that I would have preferred.
cannym Likes this wine: (89 points)
July 20, 2014 - Very deep garnet. Big pinot. Lots of rather dark berry fruit. Some smoke, some redcurrant. Bit forceful and monolithic but in a surprisingly enjoyable way. Tannins nice and smooth, acidity fairly low but sufficient. Didn't change much. Can't see this fading away any time soon.
AIB Likes this wine: (90 points)
January 1, 2014 - I have always loved this wine and think it continues to show well and drink well. Not typical pinot noir (no sourness to it), fruity and dark.
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- Vintage 2009
- Type Red
- Producer Paul Hobbs
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Sonoma County
- Appellation Russian River Valley
- Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
- In Cellars 595 (57%)
- Consumed 452 (43%)