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Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard 2016

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Paul Hobbs Winery crafts wines from the most distinctive sites in the Russian River Valley, “true" Sonoma Coast, and Napa Valley that best express their varietal.

“The true character of a site is only revealed through the work and determination of tending each vineyard with meticulous care and vinifying with minimalist winemaking techniques that fully express the terroir.” – Paul Hobbs  

Garnet with a deep violet core, the 2016 Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir is refinement, balance, restraint, and precision encapsulated in a single wine. Elegant aromas of confiture, Rainier cherry, iron and clay waft delicately from the glass. On the palate, high-toned wild berry, savory game, and a touch of clove are framed by ultrafine-grained tannins and bright acidity. Try with thinly sliced saucisson sec, or a classic duck confit salad with peppery arugula. Serve at 50°-55° F.

94 Points - James Suckling    Blueberry cheesecake, ash, bright licorice, orange rind, dried hibiscus and raspberry tea. Medium to full body, fine tannins, lots of tangy blue fruit, pretty acidity and a charcoal, structured finish. Drink now.

93 Points - Wine Spectator    Dark, rich and concentrated, with tiers of blackberry, currant, raspberry and anise, backed by full-blown tannins that impart backbone but let the flavors glide through. Drink now through 2025.

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate    Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard hits the ground running with bold earthy notes of mossy bark, tilled soil and fungi over a core of red and black cherries, cranberries and Provence herbs plus a touch of lavender. The wonderfully vibrant, medium to full-bodied palate has a fine-grained frame and compelling freshness, finishing minerally and with bags of finesse.

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