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 '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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Paul Hobbs 'Crossbarn' Pinot Noir 2013
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Bright red cherries, plums, mint, pine and spices lift from the 2013 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast). Aromatically nuanced and pliant, the 2013 impresses for its boisterous, joyous expression of the Coast. Drink this forward, fruit-driven Pinot over the next few years. "~ AG   2013
Item Number: 19338
Bottle:$24.95
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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 'Ellen Lane' Chardonnay 2014
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95-97 "The 2014 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate exhibits more gravelly, wet pebble notes and loads of uplifted aromatics, including peach, pineapple, orange rind and lemon blossom. It is again a complex style of Chardonnay made from a cold microclimate."  Paul Hobbs has emerged as one
Item Number: 22890
Bottle:$79.95
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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 '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 '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 '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 '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 'Lindsay Estate' Pinot Noir 2014
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94-96 "The 2014 Pinot Noir Katherine Lindsay Estate shows a deep ruby purple color, wonderful purity, slightly more oak than its predecessors, but plenty of size, richness and substance."  WINEMAKER NOTES Grown in the iron-rich “Sebastopol Series” Goldridge soils of our Katherine
Item Number: 23021
Bottle:$82.95
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Paul Hobbs 'Crossbarn' Chardonnay 2015
About Produced using hand-harvested fruit from carefully selected vineyards within the Sonoma Coast appellation, CrossBarn Chardonnay offers structure and weight in balance with pure concentrated fruit. The 2015 vintage began in late winter due to unseasonably warm temperatures leading to an early
Item Number: 24268
Bottle:$21.95
Case: $263.40
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Paul Hobbs 'Richard Dinner' Chardonnay 2014
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93-95 "The two 2014 cuvées from the Richard Dinner Vineyard are both full-throttle Chardonnays, with the Cuvée Agustina just bigger, denser, richer and, to my taste, even superior to the 2013 version. Both should drink well for 7-10 years."  Vinous Media 91-93 "The 2014 Chardonnay
Item Number: 22546
Bottle:$72.95
Case: $875.40
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Paul Hobbs 'Cuvee Agustina' Chardonnay 2014
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95-97 "The two 2014 cuvées from the Richard Dinner Vineyard are both full-throttle Chardonnays, with the Cuvée Agustina just bigger, denser, richer and, to my taste, even superior to the 2013 version. Both should drink well for 7-10 years."  Vineyard Owners: Carolyn and Patricia
Item Number: 24367
Bottle:$108.95
Case: $653.70
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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 '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 '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 '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 'Russian River' Chardonnay 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92 "As for the 2014 Chardonnays, they all possess great acid and obvious intensity. I’ll keep my notes short, but they are all brilliant wines, including the 2014 Chardonnay Russian River, which has plenty of citrus oil, white flowers, quince and peach."  Vinous Media 89-91 "The
Item Number: 23279
Bottle:$48.95
Case: $587.40
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Paul Hobbs 'Stagecoach' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
94  International Wine Cellar 
Wine Spectator 94 “Strikingly well-balanced and well-proportioned, this is dense, chewy and layered, with flavors of dried dark berry, licorice, red candy and a dash of dusty earth. Impressive for capturing the earthy characteristics while highlighting the varietal character of Cabernet. Best from

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 'Crossbarn' Chardonnay 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The less expensive label for Paul Hobbs is his Crossbarn label. He has done a magnificent job of elevating the quality of these wines, which are all made from purchased fruit. Take, for example, the Crossbarn 2014 Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast. There are over 16,000 cases of

Paul Hobbs 'Beckstoffer-Crane' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
97  James Suckling 
Wine Advocate 96 "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is rich, sumptuous and totally striking. It brings together all of the classic Dr. Crane qualities – expressive aromatics, silky tannins and voluptuous fruit, all with the crystalline purity of 2010. Juicy dark cherries,

Paul Hobbs 'Napa Crossbarn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "A rich and flavorful red with black currants, chocolate and hints of spices. Full and balanced with beautifully polished tannins and length. A fine and gorgeous wine. Drink or hold."  Wine Advocate 90 "From one of Northern California’s most accomplished and respected wine

Paul Hobbs 'Crossbarn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
90  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 90 "The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Crossbarn is gorgeous. Soft, supple and beautifully expressive, the 2011 impresses for its superb balance and class. Dark raspberry, plum, mocha, licorice and spice notes flesh out in a radiant, super-polished Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2011 is without

Paul Hobbs 'Richard Dinner' Chardonnay 2013
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-94  "The 2013 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard’s light gold color is more evolved than its siblings’. It exhibits copious aromas of crème brûlée, brioche, vanilla custard, apricot marmalade and honey. Drink it during its first 5-6 years of life."  Vinous Media 92+ "Sage,