Thursday, July 9, 2009

Paul Hobbs

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New Releases from Paul Hobbs!

"Another fabulous vintage for Paul Hobbs, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignons may ultimately come close to resembling the great successes he has had, including his brilliant 2001s and 2002s."

-- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2007 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Ulises Valdez....$66.99
"Revealing a distinctive meaty, herbal character, the full-bodied, rich, Burgundian-styled 2007 Pinot Noir Ulises Valdez Vineyard exhibits plenty of red and black fruits, a foresty component, and a sweet, beefy juiciness to its texture and flavors. It, too, should drink nicely for 7-8 years."
Rated 92-94/100 The Wine Advocate

2007 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Russian River....$43.99
"The generic 2007 Pinot Noir Russian River is an outstanding example of Hobbs’ meticulous vineyard sourcing and winemaking. With copious sweet forest floor, plum, black cherry, and earthy notes, a luscious, medium to full-bodied texture, and a long finish, it can be enjoyed over the next 7-8 years. The good news is there are over 2,000 cases of this wine."
Rated 91-93/100 The Wine Advocate

2007 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River....$43.99
"The generic 2007 Chardonnay Russian River exhibits plenty of lemon and orange blossoms as well as hints of pineapple, oak, and earth. Full-bodied with abundant opulence and flavors, it should drink nicely for 3-4 years."
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2007 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner....$63.99
"The 2007 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard reveals more earth, crushed rock, and tropical fruit (pineapple, orange marmalade, and peach) notes as well as admirable depth, medium to full body, well-integrated smoky oak, and a long finish."
Rated 92-93/100 The Wine Advocate

2006 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Dr. Crane....$146.99
"From another outstanding vineyard, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard’s scorched earth/burning ember, blueberry, graphite, and black currant characteristics are reminiscent of a top Bordeaux such as La Mission Haut-Brion. Dense, full-bodied and chewy with fabulous concentration, sweet tannins, and remarkable length, this profound Cabernet Sauvignon should last for 25-30 years."
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

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