US-PHB-21-18

Pinot Noir 'Russian River Valley', Paul Hobbs

Grape Varieties
• 100% Pinot Noir

Farming Practices
• Hand-harvested at night, shears only
• Harvested: September 15th-October 12th, 2018

Vine Age/Soil/Terroir
• Sources: Cleary Estate, Goldrock Estate, Schell Ranch Estate, Katherine Lindsay Estate, Roger Wishard Estate, Fraenkle Cheshire
• Various exposures, and soils including Sebastopol Series, Goldridge yellow, sandy clay loam, red clay and coarse, gravelly, loam soils

Winemaking
• 9% whole cluster
• Fermented in small, open-top stainless-steel tanks with indigenous yeast
• 5-day cold soak, 16-day maceration
• Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel
• Aged 9 months in French oak (43% new)

Tasting Notes/Press
• Vivid crimson and aromas of violet, Morello cherry, and black tea. Velvet tannins on the palate ride along a juicy backbone of flavors such as cranberry, Blood orange, and Damson plum. The finish is long, powered behind a crisp acidity and appealing red clay-like minerality.
94 pts JD | 93 Wine Advocate | 93 pts Wine Spectator | 92 pts JS

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red