Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Aromas of dried flowers, spice and lavender mix with rich dried berry and sage flavors, balanced by a savory, graceful blackberry note on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2022. 1,061 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90The 2012 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard is another seductive Pinot displaying lavish amounts of black cherries, pomegranate and plums, good acidity, a touch of forest floor, medium body and a long finish. Drink it over the next half dozen years.Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91Vivid ruby. Powerful, mineral-accented aromas of candied red and blue fruits, potpourri and licorice. Chewy, tightly focused black raspberry and boysenberry flavors show a suave floral quality and building spice character. This powerful yet energetic pinot finishes long and penetrating, with intense finishing spiciness; supple tannins sneak in late to add shape and grip.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2014
Self | Rating: 90Author: Pkaleta
Self | Rating: 93Author: Patzimaro
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 , , , and 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. and 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
- 64 bottles owned
- 25 collectors
- Average collector rating: 92
(Out of 25 collectors)