2015 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir RRV

Year: 2015
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 92
Connoisseurs' Guide: 91
James Suckling: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.2%
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"Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir offers a profoundly fruity nose of black cherries, mulberries and black raspberries with hints of cinnamon stick, underbrush and Provence herbs. Medium-full in body, rich, plush and oh-so-juicy, this wine delivers mouth-filling blackberry satisfaction with a lively herbal lift." (WA)

"A gorgeous appellation-level wine, the 2015 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is plush and inviting, with plenty of vintage 2015 richness coming through. Succulent black cherry, plum, licorice and lavender are front and center. Silky tannins add to the wine's supple feel and overall immediacy." (VM)

"Dense and well-ripened with a good sense of heft and a Pinot that, at least for now, favors richness over finesse, this moderately full-bodied effort delivers lots of juicy, young, black cherry fruit joined to an ample complement of creamy oak. It is a wine that clearly wants time in which to unfold, and, even if it turns out that subtlety eludes it with age, there is no question but that it has the substance and fruity depth to grow and gain in polish over the next three to five years. Reviewed: February 2018" (CG)

"Lots of plum and blueberry character with hints of wet earth. Black tea notes. Full body, rich and flavorful. So much going on here. Pretty now but better in 2019." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Deep violet in color, this lush pinot noir offers aromas of wild berries, rose petals and cola. The juicy wine envelopes your palate with bright raspberry, plum, clove, cocoa and vanilla which seamlessly leads to a long, toasty finish.