US-PHB-42-17

Pinot Noir 'Goldrock Estate', Paul Hobbs

Grape Varieties
• 100% Pinot Noir

Farming Practices
• Hand-harvested at night, shears only

Vine Age/Soil/Terroir
• Sourced from blocks 1 & 9 at Goldrock Estate (West Sonoma Coast)
• Owned by Paul Hobbs
• Goldridge sandy loam soils

Winemaking
• 13% whole cluster
• Fermented in small, open-top stainless-steel tanks with indigenous yeast
• 5-day cold soak, 18-day maceration
• Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel
• Aged 15 months in French oak (55% new)

Tasting Notes/Press
• Deep ruby and lifted aromas of fresh violet, Bing cherry, and a hint of sea salt. The texture is focused with silky tannins and well-defined flavors of blueberry, orange peel, savory thyme, and Asian spices that are accompanied by an abundance of acidity that follows through the long finish.
• 95 pts JD | 95 pts JS | 93 pts Wine Spectator | 93 pts Wine Advocate

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
93

James Suckling

Score:
95