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' 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
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Paul Hobbs 'Crossbarn' Chardonnay 2015
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Mostly tank-fermented and having gone through full malolactic, the 2015 Chardonnay is scented of ripe peaches, honeydew melon and green guava with a touch of baking bread. Full-bodied, rich and with a lovely oily texture, it finishes long and spicy."  About Produced using
Item Number: 24268
Bottle:$21.95
Case: $263.40
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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
Bottle:$48.95
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
Bottle:$82.95
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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
Bottle:$74.95
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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
Bottle:$79.95
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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
Item Number: 22546
Bottle:$72.95
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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
Bottle:$56.95
Case: $683.40
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Paul Hobbs 'Dr Crane Beckstof' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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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
Bottle:$289.95
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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
Bottle:$39.95
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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
Bottle:$102.95
Case: $1,235.40
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Paul Hobbs 'Napa Crossbarn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "Even better news is the Crossbarn 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. There are 10,500+ cases of this wine, and while $50.00 is hardly a bargain, this is a brilliant wine from Hobbs. There is a little Merlot and Cabernet Franc in the blend, but it reflects this great vintage, revealing
Item Number: 21003
Bottle:$42.95
Case: $515.40
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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
Bottle:$374.95
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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
Bottle:$67.95
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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
Bottle:$235.95
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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
Bottle:$139.95
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Paul Hobbs 'Las Piedras' Beckstoffer Cabernet 2010
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95+ "From one of the great sites in Oakville, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard bristles on the palate with considerable energy and focus. Freshly cut flowers, red berries and crushed rocks all come to life in the glass. In 2010 Las Piedras stands out for
Item Number: 14945
Bottle:$169.95
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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 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

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 'Ulises Valdez' Pinot Noir 2014
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95-97 "The three most limited cuvées of Pinot Noir in 2014 include the 2014 Pinot Noir Ulises Valdez, which has a dense purple color (looking more like Cabernet than Pinot), a terrific nose of rose petals, blueberries and black raspberries, an opulent, even sumptuous texture, and a

Paul Hobbs 'Lindsay Estate' Pinot Noir 2013
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "The 2013 Pinot Noir Cuvée Agustina is a selection from the Katherine Lindsay Estate grown in Goldridge soils that contain a lot of cobble. The wine offers up plenty of minerality, black fruits, floral notes, and a full-bodied, opulent mouthfeel. It should drink well for at least a

Paul Hobbs 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon with the Paul Hobbs moniker is pretty serious wine that could easily win many a tasting. Dense purple in color, with notes of blackcurrants, blackberry, charcoal and incense, the wine is full-bodied, opulent and a big-time winner. This is a stunner