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2005 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard

  • 91 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 51853-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($70) Light red. Zesty redcurrant and wild strawberry aromas, with an exotic cinnamon accent. Crisp, lively pinot, with fresh red berry flavors, moderate weight and a clean, mineral-driven finish. A very linear wine with a bright, nervy personality.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Delivers a complex range of flavors, with cola, raspberry, mocha, herb and earth notes. Balanced and full-bodied, this gains richness and depth on the finish, though it loses focus slightly. 725 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The 2005 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard (700 cases) exhibits plenty of cool climate raspberry notes intermixed with cherries, cranberries, earth, spice, and a hint of licorice. Medium to full-bodied, and more complex than the Russian River bottling, but not as fleshy, it should drink well for 4-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 80

    prunes--over the hill or just a bad wine??
    Author: Serl Z
When Paul Hobbs founded his eponymous winery in 1991, he set out to produce small lot, hand-crafted, vineyard designate wines. He began with just three - one Chardonnay, one Pinot Noir and one Cabernet Sauvignon.

Over the years, the small family of wines has grown to over a dozen as numerous new and historic vineyards have captured Hobbs' attention since that first vintage. The current wines are the result of years of perseverance, patience and experimentation in Hobbs' continuing adventure with wine. It is his great hope that the fruit-driven, complex wines he makes with his dedicated team will continue to appeal to many people around the globe.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 147 bottles owned
  • 45 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 80
    (Out of 45 collectors)