Ian Blackburn hosts a tasting with Paul Hobbs and his THREE amazing wines!
Today Paul is owner/winemaker for Sebastopol, California based wineries, Paul Hobbs Winery and Crossbarn Winery, as well as his international partnerships, Viña Cobos, Mendoza (1999); Crocus, Cahors (2011); and Yacoubian-Hobbs, Armenia (2014). His two latest efforts, soon to be released, are Alvaredos-Hobbs, Galicia (2018) and Hillick & Hobbs, Finger Lakes (2019).
Regarded as an international visionary for his accomplishments in the vineyard and winery, Paul Hobbs combines his childhood roots on the family farm in Upstate New York with an innovative scientific approach to refine the art of winemaking. He is recognized across the globe for breaking with tradition and forging new paths in the pursuit of excellence; both in stewardship of the land, and the crafting of wines that represent the purist concept of place – leading the way in the early 90’s as a pioneer of site specific, vineyard designate wines. His passion for viticulture, winemaking, and innovation has been widely recognized by the wine media, as well as by the consumer.
Alvaredos-Hobbs, Godello, Galicia, Spain, 2018
Fermented with indigenous yeast in foudre where it ages for 10 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. A delicately aromatic white wine displaying layered notes of lavender, citrus blossom, and kumquat with hints of white pepper. Beautifully balanced on the palate, with a medium body, bright acidity, and a lingering floral finish.
Yacoubian-Hobbs, Areni, Rind, Vayots Dzor, Armenia, 2016
Expressive aromas of red berries and black cherries, followed by floral notes of lilacs and hint of minerality. The palate is both intense and elegant. A ripe and powerful tannic structure and refreshing acidity bring balance to the fruit flavors, culminating in a complex yet harmonious finish.
Paul Hobbs, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, 2018
Sourced predominately from the estates that are defined by their proximity to the coast and Russian River climate, the wine displays vivid crimson and aromas of violet, Morello cherry, and black tea. Velvet tannins on the palate ride along a juicy backbone of flavors such as cranberry, Blood orange, and Damson plum. The finish is long, powered behind a crisp acidity and appealing red clay-like minerality.
*Vintages may change.
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