Paul Hobbs "Crossbarn" Pinot Noir 2019
(Sonoma Coast, California) - [WA 94] [JS 92] [JD 91] [WS 90]
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Notes from the Winemaker:
Named after the one hundred fifty year old ‘cross barn’ located on the Hobbs family farm in upstate New York, Crossbarn honors the values of hard work and integrity instilled in Paul from his childhood. With a commitment to sustainably nurturing the vineyards, while using labor-intensive winemaking techniques, Crossbarn wines offer a pure and youthful expression of fruit blended from diverse vineyards within California’s finest appellations.
Produced using hand-harvested fruit from carefully selected vineyards within the Sonoma Coast appellation, Crossbarn Pinot Noir offers structure and complexity in balance with pure, concentrated fruit.
Our 2019 vintage shines with an ultra-bright garnet color and aromas of fragrant strawberry, muddled raspberries, and a kiss of baking spice. Dark cherry and rhubarb are balanced with pomegranate seeds a touch of floral notes on the palate, with a subtle salinity that hearkens to its sourcing along the Sonoma Coast. Seamlessly integrated tannins and fresh acidity give the wine a distinct freshness throughout.
With mild temperatures leading to a long growing season, 2019 delivered a steady harvest with excellent fruit quality. After winter brought heavy rain, a mild spring followed allowing for an ideal fruit set. Summer progressed with no prolonged heat spikes, which enabled a long ripening period that allowed fruit to develop slowly with fresh acidity, expressive flavors, and superb balance.
- 8% WHOLE CLUSTER INCLUSION
- NATIVE YEAST FERMENTATIONS
- AGED 9 MONTHS ON THE LEES IN 8% NEW OAK BARRELS
- HAND-HARVESTED AT NIGHT
- 16-DAY MACERATIONS IN OPEN TOP TANKS
- BOTTLED UNFINED
- MINIMAL SO2 ADDITIONS
Ratings & Reviews
94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2019 Pinot Noir has a medium ruby-purple color and lush scents of dried blueberries and cranberries, with nuances of blood orange, forest floor and violet. The medium-bodied palate has grainy tannins and rounded acidity to support its layered fruits, and it finishes long and flavorful. Best After 2022."
92 Points - James Suckling:
"Aromas of black cherries, star anise and rose water. Medium-to full-bodied with velvety tannins and bright acidity. Lovely, clear red and black-fruit flavor with a background note of peppermint." (11/2021)
91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Readers looking for a classic Pinot Noir that won’t break the bank yet brings loads of pleasure should latch onto a few bottles of the 2019 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast. Revealing a translucent medium ruby color as well as textbook Pinot Noir notes of ripe cherry and mulberry fruits interwoven with sappy herbs, sous bois, and scorched earth, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness and plenty of mid-palate depth as well as a racy, vibrant spine of acidity. It’s a value-priced Pinot Noir, but I think it will benefit from another 6-12 months of bottle age, and I have no doubt it will keep for another 5-7 years. It’s incredibly well done." (7/2021)
90 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Outer quote mark Exuberantly juicy, with concentrated raspberry and red plum flavors that are supported by fresh acidity. The sleek finish has minerally and flinty components that are focused and fresh-tasting." -KM (9/2021)