Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, 2020 750ml
Wine Spectator-Sonoma, California - "Vibrant, with racy-edged pomegranate, plum and black cherry notes, this has light sparkles of anise and savory throughout that add range, while the finish is sleek and tightly focused."
Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2020, crafted by winemaker Paul Hobbs with consulting winemaker expertise, showcases the essence of this renowned appellation. Pouring into the glass, it unveils a delicate, translucent ruby hue that promises a captivating journey for the senses.
The aroma is a fragrant bouquet of freshly plucked violets, beckoning you closer with the allure of wild cherry and a whisper of sage. As you sip, the palate is embraced by a velvety texture, while supple tannins provide structure. The layers of flavor unfold gracefully, revealing crushed pomegranate seeds, the essence of blood orange, and a hint of Rooibos tea, lightly steeped.
This Pinot Noir is a study in elegance and grace, marked by a vibrant acidity that dances on the tongue, leading to a finish that is both enduring and pure.
Wine Spectator bestows upon it 92 points, noting the bursting flavors of juicy pomegranate, cherry, and blackberry. Wine Advocate concurs with 93 points, describing its scents of cranberries, earthy underbrush, and a long, spicy finish. James Suckling, also awarding 93 points, praises its ripe red fruit, fine-grained tannins, and invigorating acidity, making it a wine that can be savored now or cellared for further evolution, 94 points by Tasting Panel & finally, 92 points by Wine Spectator.
In sum, the 2020 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley is a testament to its terroir and the skilled hands that crafted it, offering a sensory experience that is both captivating and timeless.