2009 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Russian River Valley
Drink between 2011 - 2017
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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.

  • dransford wrote:

    October 13, 2014 - Extracted but enjoyable, even if not my preferred style.

  • lushlife wrote:

    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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Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 595 (57%)
  • Consumed 452 (43%)

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