Paul Hobbs Wines

If you are looking for Paul Hobbs, you will most likely find him in a vineyard. Growing up on a working farm in upstate New York, Paul experienced first-hand the influence of terroir on the character of fruit, when his father had him taste apples of the same variety grown in different orchards several miles apart from one another. The diversity of flavors and textures made an impression on him and would later influence his approach to winemaking.

As a winemaker, Paul is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards, and for his pioneering spirit in working innovatively with new and historical sites and regions. His success has inspired a wealth of nicknames among the press, from quiet trendsetter to prospector to truffle-hunting dog. Hired by Robert Mondavi for his advanced understanding of oak aging, he went on to become winemaker for Opus One and Simi wineries, and then consultant to Peter Michael, Fisher, Lewis, Catena and others. He founded Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991.

Paul knows that the essence of profound wines can be traced back to meticulous care and expertise in the vineyard. Meticulous vineyard management followed by minimally?invasive winemaking techniques is his approach to producing wines that express their vineyard origins with utmost finesse, complexity, and authenticity; in other words, wines with a sense of place. Fermented with native yeasts and aged in French oak, all are bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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Paul Hobbs 'Crossbarn' Chardonnay 2016
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93  "Linear and lean with wonderful freshness and crispness. Lots of lemon rind and citrus character with hints of stone and mango. Medium body, crisp and delicious. Minerality, sea salt undertone. Even gunpowder. Serious white for the money. Screw cap. Drink now. Publish
Item Number: 25824
Case: $239.40

Paul Hobbs 'Richard Dinner' Chardonnay 2015
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95-97 "The 2015 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard leaps from the glass with intense grapefruit, lemon zest and green mango notes over hints of toasted almonds and baking bread. Full-bodied and beautifully structured with a lovely backbone of acidity, the intense citrus and saline
Item Number: 25409
In stock but not avail for immediate pickup

Paul Hobbs 'Napa Crossbarn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Crossbarn (Napa Valley) is plump, juicy and forward, all qualities that make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Inky blue/purplish fruit, lavender, chocolate, menthol and spices are all pushed forward. Drink this succulent, fruit-driven
Item Number: 25096
Case: $575.40

Paul Hobbs 'Las Piedras' Beckstoffer Cabernet 2013
98  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 98 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard displays loads of charcoal, barbecue smoke, blueberry and blackberry fruit, an opulent, full-bodied mouthfeel, and hints of charcoal and subtle oak in a full-bodied, multi-dimensional style. Drink it over the next 20
Item Number: 24961

Paul Hobbs 'Crossbarn' Pinot Noir 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92 "The Crossbarn 2014 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is another knockout winner. A Sonoma Coast cuvée of just over 11,000 cases, the wine (made from Dijon clones 777 and 115 and the Calera selection) exhibits some smoky barbecue notes, baking spice, loads of blackcurrant and black cherry
Item Number: 24511
Case: $299.40

Paul Hobbs 'Russian River' Chardonnay 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "“The 2014 Chardonnay opens with pronounced spice-led notes of ginger, allspice and anise over pineapple, guava and green mangoes. Rich, concentrated and wonderfully expressive on the medium-bodied palate, it has a satiny texture and a deliciously savory finish.” - Lisa
Item Number: 23279
Case: $587.40
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Paul Hobbs 'Lindsay Estate' Pinot Noir 2014
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 “Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Katherine Lindsay Estate has a restrained nose of warm cranberries and red currants with underlying forest floor, chargrill, yeast extract and game. Medium-bodied with a beautiful backbone of finely grained tannins and lively
Item Number: 23021

Paul Hobbs 'Ross Station' Chardonnay 2014
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94-96 "The 2014 Chardonnay Ross Station offers even more minerality than the Ellen Lane, with notes of wet gravel, white currants, peach, honeysuckle and tangerine oil. It’s a beauty."  Vineyard Owner: Paul Hobbs Winery Clonal Selection: Hudson Wente, Calera Rootstock: 420a,
Item Number: 22915

Paul Hobbs 'Ellen Lane' Chardonnay 2014
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "Leading with beautiful floral notes of orange blossoms and honeysuckle, the 2014 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate offers a core of baked peaches, apple pie and marzipan. Full-bodied, buxom and seductively creamy in the mouth, it offers layer upon layer of perfumed stone fruit and
Item Number: 22890

Paul Hobbs 'Russian River' Pinot Noir 2014
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "Exhibits a distinctive streak of crushed rock and loamy earth amid the tannic wild berry and savory notes, showing a kiss of oak and transforming into a celebration of licorice and anise elements. Drink now through 2025.—J.L."  Vinous Media 93 "The 2014 Pinot Noir (Russian
Item Number: 22209
Case: $683.40

Paul Hobbs 'Dr Crane Beckstof' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
100  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 100 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard has a Mission Haut-Brion-on-steroids character, as it seems to be all gravel pit. Loads of wet pebbles, graphite, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a full-bodied opulence, and just a killer, skyscraper-like mouthfeel and
Item Number: 21405

Paul Hobbs 'Sonoma Crossbarn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The Crossbarn 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma comes largely from the Moon Mountain AVA and is an outstanding wine in its notes of underbrush, blackcurrants, new saddle leather and spice box. It is delicious already and should continue to drink well for up to a decade or more." 
Item Number: 21399

Paul Hobbs 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "Hobbs has hit the bull’s-eye with his selection of 2013 Cabernet Sauvignons. There are 5,800+ cases of the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, which has some Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot in the blend. About 40% of this comes from their estate vineyard in Coombsville. This is
Item Number: 21224
Case: $1,235.40

Hobbs 'Beckstoffer-To Kalon' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 97 "Of the three Beckstoffer Vineyards, it’s pretty much a joyride as to which one readers may prefer. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard (readers may remember the 2002 merited a 100-point score) has a beautiful blueberry and blackberry fruit note, a hint of
Item Number: 19657
In stock but not avail for immediate pickup

Paul Hobbs 'Hyde' Pinot Noir 2013
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "The 2013 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard is one of the more savory wines in this range. Sage, tobacco, cedar, licorice and blueberry jam are some of the signatures. Ample and broad in its shape, the 2013 exudes depth. As good as it is today, the 2013 is going to require at least a few
Item Number: 18757

Paul Hobbs 'Beckstoffer-Crane' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
98  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 98 "Of the three Beckstoffer Vineyards, it’s pretty much a joyride as to which one readers may prefer. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane moves more toward the wet rock, blueberry, raspberry fruit spectrum, but still stays dark and foreboding, very concentrated and
Item Number: 18485

Paul Hobbs 'Beckstoffer-Crane' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
91  Wine Advocate 
Vinous 92 " The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is deep, powerful and earthy. Spices, leather, tobacco, menthol and cedar notes fill out the wine's broad-shouldered frame quite nicely. The tannins are quite formidable at this stage, but my guess is the Crane will always be a
Item Number: 15936

Paul Hobbs 'Edward James' Chardonnay 2014
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2014 Chardonnay Edward James Estate delivers butterscotch, beeswax and brioche notes over peach cobbler, pineapple paste and marmite. The full-bodied palate provides powerful flavors, supported by a solid backbone of freshness and a satiny texture, finishing with a lingering

Paul Hobbs 'Ellen Lane' Chardonnay 2015
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94-96 "The 2015 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate is a little shy at this youthful stage, offering pretty peach blossom and jasmine notes over a core of ripe apricots and spiced apples, plus a waft of brioche. Full-bodied with a great backbone of freshness cutting through the concentrated

Paul Hobbs 'Ulises Valdez' Chardonnay 2014
98  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96-98 "Again my probable favorite is the 2014 Chardonnay Ulises Valdez Vineyard. Killer tangerine, orange blossom and honeyed citrus notes are present in this full-bodied, beautifully pure Chardonnay that shows very little evidence of oak, as all of these wines do, even though they’re

Paul Hobbs 'Cuvee Agustina' Chardonnay 2014
98  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 98+ "The 2014 Chardonnay Cuvee Agustina Richard Dinner Vineyard is a little mute at the moment with ripe peaches, exotic spices and ginger over a tropical core of pineapples and guava, with wafts of brioche and aniseed. The palate is full-on rich and buxom, with a little cedar peeking

Paul Hobbs 'Crossbarn' Chardonnay 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Aromas of sliced apple, lemon rind and stone follow through to a medium to full body, bright acidity and a long and fresh finish. Refined and delicious. Drink now."  Wine Advocate 91 "Mostly tank-fermented and having gone through full malolactic, the 2015 Chardonnay is scented

Hobbs 'Beckstoffer-To Kalon' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
100  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 100 "The second perfect score I have given to a Hobbs Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (the other was the 2002), the 2013 is as spectacular as his 2002 was. There are 638 cases of this massive wine that comes across like a first-growth Pauillac. Lead pencil shavings,

Paul Hobbs 'Hyde Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "One of the most distinctive wines in this range, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Hyde Vineyard is inky, dense and unctuous, with plenty of the earthy/savory profile that is such a signature of this famous Carneros site. This powerful, resonant Cabernet will drink well for at least

Paul Hobbs 'Richard Dinner' Chardonnay 2014
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "Wow – I just love the intense nose of grapefruit essence and mandarin peels on 2014 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard with underlying yuzu, baker’s yeast and toasted almond hints. Full-bodied and voluptuously fruited in the mouth, it explodes with citrus intensity, plus it has a