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2016 Paul Hobbs Goldrock Estate Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8318193 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
edmer $67 $67
jefsi $66 $0
benwe $65 $0
$65
Item Sold Amount Date
I8318193 1 $67 Jul 10, 2022
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RATINGS

98Jeb Dunnuck

Another world-class Pinot Noir from Hobbs...remarkable finesse and elegance...gorgeously layered texture, medium to full body, and incredible aromatics of violets, plums, black cherries, and scorched earth...plenty of tannins, yet they’re ripe, polished, and silky, and this beauty just glides across the palate.

96+ Vinous / IWC

...plenty of the ripe red/purplish berry fruit it showed from barrel. The interplay of fruit intensity, aromatic depth and structure makes for a vivid, exceptionally beautiful bottle of wine.

95+ The Wine Advocate

...sings of lilacs, dark chocolate, cinnamon and Black forest cake with sparks of pomegranate, rhubarb, ceps and rose hip tea. Full-bodied, concentrated and decadently fruited in the mouth, it offers a firm yet velvety texture, finishing long, lively and refreshing.

94Wine Spectator

Dark and robust, centered on rich plum, blackberry, cherry and wild berry flavors that pick up a light touch of oak and fresh earth, ending with firm, ripe tannins.

93James Suckling

Intense aromas of rust and dark fruits, as well as pure fruit. Full and very layered. Full- bodied, very concentrated and dense. Juicy and fruit-forward.

PRODUCER

Paul Hobbs

Paul Hobbs is a boutique winery in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California. It was founded in 1991 by Paul Hobbs, who worked at Robert Mondavi, Opus One and Simi Winery in various winemaking capacities before starting his own winery. He also consulted in Argentina, and now makes Malbecs from Argentina with other business partners under the Vina Cobos label. Hobbs uses grapes from numerous vineyards under contract to his estate to make well-reviewed Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. His wines from the several Beckstoffer vineyards and the Hyde vineyard are particularly noteworthy. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called Hobbs “one of the great names in winemaking…(he makes) full-throttle, intense wines made with classical European methods.”

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.