March 24, 2020 - Ruby with some rim evolution. Notes of cherries, strawberries, and just a hint of white pepper. Dry. Body is medium, acidity medium, tannins medium. Nice finish. Not a typical Sonoma Pinot. Restrained and elegant. Very nice.
April 10, 2019 - Classic Paul Hobbs pinot taste, leaning towards the steely side.
October 21, 2018 - PNP. Remarkably, developing a slight brick rim. Bright cherries. Slight earthiness (NOT Brett). Not typical California PN spiciness which I do not like.
June 28, 2018 - Bright red color. Very aromatic with whiffs of earth, cherry stems and green earth. Dry with medium tannins. Crisp acidity with a full body. Flavors of cherry, sandalwood and apple. Long finish. Nice.
February 13, 2018 - Tasted at the Hobbs estate, compared to the Hyde Pinot we tried along side, the Katherine was more of a French Pinot, with earthy notes. The wine was slightly closed and reserved, dark luscious notes. I prefer warmer climate Pinots, and as such did not enjoy this wine the same.
June 6, 2017 - On PNP a rich, ripe, and decadent Pinot. Cascading elements of sweet/sour cranberry, rhubarb, underipe strawberry, and some earthy Pinot suggestion. This was seamless and full throttle for a Sonoma Pinot.
Red burgundy purists need not apply here. I enjoyed this immensely !
February 2, 2017 - The nose showed intense ripe raspberry and strawberry, along with hints of brown sugar. It continued to open with time in the glass, showing a more floral and lifted personality. It was fresh with ripe red and blue berry fruits, soft and caressing to the palate, with sweet inner florals. The finish was spicy with ripe cherry and strawberry fruits lingering. This was ripe, but it maintained freshness and was quite enjoyable to drink.