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2012 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / CARNEROS
  • 90 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 51853-2012-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$85.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Aromas 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: 90

    The 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: 91

    Vivid 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 Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Pkaleta
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Patzimaro
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

  • 64 bottles owned
  • 25 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 25 collectors)