Wines of Paul Hobbs

Wines of Paul Hobbs
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, September 03, 2011

FLIGHT 1

2008 Viña Cobos Cabernet Sauvignon Bramare – Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo Tobacco and milk chocolate on the nose, with cherry and toasted oak underneath. Rich and thick on the palate, with some cherry and chocolate, and some smoke on the finish. (91 Points)

2008 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon CrossBarn – USA, California, Napa Valley Mocha and blackberry on the nose, with some spice and black currant right behind. Spicy on the palate, with loads of black fruit and bittersweet chocolate. (90 Points)

2010 Laird Family Estate Pinot Grigio Cold Creek Ranch – USA, California, Napa Valley, Carneros Pineapple and orange on the nose, with tangerine and honey following close behind. It has a tiny bit of floral notes and some minerality, but it’s mainly all fruit. Nice and acidity and lots of tropical fruit on the palate. It finishes with some spicy honey. (88 Points)

2007 Laird Family Estate Chardonnay Cold Creek Ranch – USA, California, Napa Valley, Carneros Caramel and vanilla bean on the nose, along with toast and citrus and floral notes. Toasty on the nose, with tropical fruit, spice, and a nice floral finish. (89 Points)

2007 Pulenta Estate Chardonnay VIII – Argentina, Mendoza Tropical and spicy on the nose, with a small amount of vanilla at the end. Much the same on the palate, but with good acidity and a little minerality.

FLIGHT 2

2008 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley, Carneros Blueberry and cherry on the nose, with some earth and spice, and some floral notes on the finish. Soft and smooth on the palate, it has lots of cherry and blueberry, some earth and floral notes, and a nice spicy finish. (90 Points)

2006 Pulenta Estate Gran Corte VII Alto Agrelo – Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo, Agrelo Cherry and raspberry on the nose, plus some spice and mocha notes. There’s a little earthiness in the middle, and a good stony finish. Soft and juicy on the palate, with earth and spice on the mid-palate, and black fruit and mocha finish. (90 Points)

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