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Paul Hobbs 2018 Crossbarn Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

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Winemaker Notes

Vibrant ruby in color, the wine is bursting with aromas of juicy

pomegranate, bing cherry, and rhubarb, with hints of earl grey tea and

cinnamon. Elegantly layered notes of ripe strawberry, raspberry, and

fennel fronds create a harmonious and lifted palate accented by a

delicate acidity and a subtle salinity, which hearkens to its source

along the ‘true’ Sonoma Coast. 

 

Critical Acclaim

JS92 James Suckling
Extremely fresh and fruity with plums and dried strawberries, as well as a citrus-peel undertone. Full body, light tannins and a delicious finish. Fruit-forward pinot noir.
 
RP91 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Medium ruby, the 2018 Pinot Noir is made with about 72% estate fruit and very little oak. It's a fresh style with open-knit aromas of roast cranberry and rhubarb with touches of dried leaves, soil and tar. The palate is medium-bodied, bright and juicy with good concentration and spiciness and a lifted finish. Enjoy it over the next two to three years. 19,500 cases produced.
 
WS90 Wine Spectator
This features minerally snap to the red currant, plum and raspberry flavors, backed by silky tannins and acidity. Toasty accents linger on the crisp finish. Drink now through 2024.
 
JD90 Jeb Dunnuck
The 2018 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast comes from multiple sites on the Sonoma Coast and saw a touch of stems and 9 months on lees in 11% new French oak. Its ruby hue gives way to a pretty, strawberry, spice, and brambly, forest floor-laced Pinot Noir that has good acidity, plenty of sweet fruit, no hard edges, and a clean finish. It's well worth seeking out.