A classic rendering of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, this wine offers a dark cherry hue and aromas of black cherry and bright strawberry. Rich, dark fruits dominate the palate, with accents of red fruit and complex undertones of white pepper and nutmeg. The fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity add layers and tension, accentuating the flavors and velvet-like mouth-feel for an elegant finish.
Meticulous vineyard management followed by minimally-invasive winemaking techniques is Paul Hobbs' approach for producing wines that express the vineyard origins with utmost depth, complexity and authenticity; in other words, wines with a sense of place. His wines are fermented with native yeasts, aged in French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Both Paul's California and Argentine wines earn top praise from critics and consumers alike.
In 2004, he was named "Most important winemaker in California" by The Quarterly Review of Wines. Robert Parker, Jr. has twice named Paul a "Wine Personality of the Year" and has dubbed him "a truffle hunting dog" for his demonstrated prowess in identifying and working with world-class vineyards.