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Crossbarn Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 750ml

Crossbarn Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 750ml 24607

$66.99 price per bottle

The elegant 2012 Pinot Noir Cross Barn Sonoma Coast exhibits excellent notes of licorice, red and black currants and a hint of sweet cherries. With outstanding texture, velvety tannins and a delicious mouthfeel, this is a super value in high class Pinot Noir

Review
Crossbarn is Paul Hobbs’s entry-level range. The wines are plump and juicy, but also a bit more accessible - in both structure and price - than the Paul Hobbs wines. - From Napa Valley’s Extraordinary 2016 Cabernets - Part 1 (Dec 2018) by Antonio Galloni

Wine maker notes
Ruby-hued and scented with wild dark cherry and black tea, this is a bright, focused expression of Sonoma Coast pinot noir with greth length and balanced acidity. Layers of blackberry, cherry and earth unforld over a silky palate. Notes of cola and mineral accent a long finish.

Producer
Journey from The Family Farm It began on an orchard in upstate New York. Growing up on the family farm, Paul Hobbs learned the discipline of working the land by planting, harvesting crops, and selling them at nearby farmer’s markets before school each morning. He experienced first-hand the influence of terroir on the character of fruit, when his father had him taste the same variety grown in different orchards several miles apart from one another. The diversity of flavors and textures made an impression on him and would later influence his approach to winemaking. One of eleven children, Paul helped his father achieve a lifelong desire to transform some of the farm’s acreage from apples, nuts and peaches to wine grapes. Though his father wanted Paul to consider winemaking, he was influenced by his great-grandfather, Edward James, who was a doctor. Paul began to study medicine and entered Notre Dame University. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, his father persuaded him to go to California to pursue the family business and take up wine. Paul graduated from UC Davis three years later with a Master of Science degree in Viticulture and Enology. Larry and Richard agreed to sell him their grapes, and so the Paul Hobbs Winery adventure began with the debut release of 1991 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon designated from these two vineyards. Initially hired by Robert Mondavi for his advanced understanding of oak aging, he was soon promoted to the inaugural Opus One winemaking team. Following his Mondavi experience, Paul joined Simi Winery as winemaker before going on to consult for Peter Michael, Lewis Cellars, Bodegas Catena and others. He continues to be a leading source of information on viticulture and advisor to winemakers around the globe. Yet it was during this time nearly 30 years ago when Paul had a vision to craft vineyard designate wines from the most compelling sites in California. In 1991 he spoke to Larry Hyde in Napa and Richard Dinner in Sonoma to inquire about purchasing five tons of fruit from each of their vineyards. Larry and Richard agreed to sell him their grapes, and so the Paul Hobbs Winery adventure began with the debut release of 1991 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon designated from these two vineyards. In 1998 Paul was able to fulfill his family’s dream and honor his upbringing on the family farm by establishing the Katherine Lindsay Estate in Sebastopol, CA, named after his great-grandmother. The pursuit of the estate vineyard that started in upstate New York on the orchard was finally realized with the first harvest, the 2003 vintage. Today, the winery has seven estate vineyards in the most acclaimed regions for growing pinot noir, chardonnay, and cabernet sauvignon. With his close attention to detail and hard work, the journey continues today. As the founder and winemaker, Paul Hobbs is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards, and for his pioneering spirit in working innovatively with new and historical sites. A product of his formative years, he continues to farm the vineyards and dedicate himself to crafting wine that expresses their origins. With his close attention to detail and hard work, the journey continues today.

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Vintage: 2018
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Size: 750 ml
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