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 2017
Tasting Notes "listening straw yellow with a faint green hue and fragrant aromas of white flower, Asian pear, and wet stone underpin the wine’s expression of its true Sonoma Coast roots. Alluring stone fruit flavors carry the palate along with hints of citrus and honeysuckle that evolve into a
Item Number: 31099
Case: $263.40

Paul Hobbs 'Napa Crossbarn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "This is a layered and rich cabernet with currant and fresh-herb character. Some bark and black tea, too. Full-bodied, tight and tensioned with real focus and length. Delicious now but even better in 2020. Publish Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018"  Wine Advocate 91 "Deep
Item Number: 30705
Case: $515.40

Paul Hobbs 'Russian River' Chardonnay 2016
92  James Suckling 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2016 Chardonnay features a wonderfully spicy nose of nutmeg, ginger ale and coriander seed with a core of Bosc pears, ripe nectarines and applesauce. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has fantastic freshness with a zippy acid line lifting all those fantastic spices to a good
Item Number: 30473
Case: $587.40

Paul Hobbs 'Hyde' Pinot Noir 2016
94  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 93+ "Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard hits the ground running with bold earthy notes of mossy bark, tilled soil and fungi over a core of red and black cherries, cranberries and Provence herbs plus a touch of lavender. The wonderfully vibrant,
Item Number: 29646
Case: $947.40

Paul Hobbs 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "Aromas of tar, blackberries, cloves and dark chocolate. Perfumed. Full and focused with a beautiful center palate and length. Mostly from Nathan Combs in Coombsville with some Yountville-sourced fruit. Best ever. Drink or hold. Publish Date: Friday, January 27, 2017"  Vinous
Item Number: 29483
Case: $1,235.40

Paul Hobbs 'Dr Crane Beckstof' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
100  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 100 "Produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and sporting a deep garnet-purple color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard offers up a profound and singular nose of loam, rocks and iron ore over a core of black cherries, baked black berries and preserved plums with
Item Number: 28778

Paul Hobbs 'Crossbarn' Pinot Noir 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "A pinot with slate, stone and blueberry character. Full bodied, and dense with a pretty tannin tension. Juicy fruit. Drink now. Publish Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017"  Wine Advocate 90 "Deep ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir is intensely scented of crushed black and red
Item Number: 28275
Case: $311.40

Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Cabernet Franc 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Lovers of Cabernet Franc are in for a real treat with the release of this newcomer produced by Paul Hobbs under his CrossBarn label. In fact, the 2014 Cabernet Franc comes from a single Moon Mountain vineyard, with a small inclusion of Cabernet Sauvignon (9%) coming from another
Item Number: 26824

Paul Hobbs 'Napa Crossbarn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 1.5L
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "This wine is composed of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon with 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley opens with spicy cassis and blueberry tart notions plus underlying bay leaves, cedar, pencil lead and smoked
Item Number: 26281

Paul Hobbs 'Las Piedras' Beckstoffer Cabernet 2013
98  James Suckling 
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 '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

Hobbs 'Beckstoffer-To Kalon' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
97  Vinous Media 
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
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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

Paul Hobbs 'Russian River' Chardonnay 2015
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "The 2015 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is just as delicious from bottle as it was from barrel. Open-knit and inviting, with striking purity, the 2015 has much to offer. Yellow orchard fruit, dried flowers, mint and chamomile lead into the textured, resonant finish. -- Antonio

Paul Hobbs 'Sonoma Crossbarn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is endowed with serious complexity and personality. An infusion of black cherry, chocolate, grilled herbs, leather and spice hits the palate as this explosive, resonant Cabernet shows off its breadth and pure power. Cabernet Sauvignon can be magical in

Paul Hobbs 'Richard Dinner' Chardonnay 2016
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "The 2016 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard comes charging out of the glass with super intense grapefruit, green mango, lime leaves and lemon curd scents plus touches of baking bread, coriander seed, crushed rocks and nutmeg. Full-bodied and laden with citrus and tropical fruit

Paul Hobbs 'Russian River' Pinot Noir 2015
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "Lots of plum and blueberry character with hints of wet earth. Black tea notes. Full body, rich and flavorful. So much going on here. Pretty now but better in 2019. Publish Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017"  Vinous Media 92 "A gorgeous appellation-level wine, the 2015 Pinot Noir

Paul Hobbs 'Sonoma Crossbarn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Blended of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon with 9% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County has a deep garnet-purple color and is scented of red and black currants, black cherries and cloves with hints of vanilla, cinnamon stick and lavender, plus a touch of

Paul Hobbs 'Hyde' Pinot Noir 2014
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "The 2015 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard is super-distinctive. Grilled herbs, licorice and earthy notes provide a bass register of darkness and depth to support the expressive dark fruit. This is one of the most distinctive Pinots in the Paul Hobbs range. The Hyde is deep, powerful and

Paul Hobbs 'Napa Crossbarn' Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Tasting Notes White platinum in hue, with vibrant aromatics of lemon zest, grapefruit and white jasmine, our Sonoma County sauvignon blanc

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

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 '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

Paul Hobbs 'Napa Crossbarn' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Aromas of violets, sage, lavender, and hints of currants. Blue fruit. Full body, very fine and polished tannins. Love the length and beauty. Very elegant. Drink or hold"  Wine Advocate 92 "This wine is composed of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon with 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot and 2%