2015 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Crossbarn Sonoma

Year: 2015
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 90
Connoisseurs' Guide: 87
James Suckling: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.1%
Price :

"Deep ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir is intensely scented of crushed black and red cherries with hints of game, mossy tree bark and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with vibrant cherry and red berry flavors, framed by velvety tannins, finishing with great purity." (WA)

"The 2015 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is plump, juicy and forward, with tons of black cherry, plum, licorice, lavender and spice notes. Succulent and racy, the 2015 is a terrific choice for drinking now and over the next few years, while the fruit remains juicy."(VM)

"Hints of raspberries sit just to the side of clean, cherry-like fruit in both the mid-density aromas and flavors of this nominally ripened Pinot, and, if the wine tightens a touch and pulls back as it crosses the palate, it has the fruity presence to stay on the varietal course. Although commendable now for its youthful energy, this is one that will be better with another year on the cork. Reviewed: February 2018" (CG)

"A pinot with slate, stone and blueberry character. Full bodied, and dense with a pretty tannin tension. Juicy fruit. Drink now." (JS)

Winery Notes:
This alluring Sonoma Coast pinot noir embraces the complexity, structure and elegance, imparted by salty ocean breezes and fog-washed hillsides. Aromas of crushed violet, Chinese tea, ripe raspberry, currant and musk are seamlessly echoed on a silky yet structured palate resplendent with wild berry, fresh cherry, blood orange and a hint of spice. A long, energetic finish turns somewhat nostalgic with the reminiscence of warm, tart cherry pie.