CPH-521

Pinot Noir, ‘Hyde Vineyard’, Paul Hobbs

• Hand-harvested; picked at night
• Hand-sorted while still cold from the field; 6% whole cluster inclusion
• 5-day cold soak, 16 days total maceration
• Fermented in small, open-top stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
• Gentle punchdowns and pumpovers
• Aged 15 months in French Oak barrels; 58% new
• Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères, Marques
• Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel
• Unfined and unfiltered

Producer:
Vintage:
2015
Country:
USA
Region:
California
Appellation:
Carneros
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750

Tasting Notes

This long-time favorite in the Paul Hobbs portfolio is deep ruby red in color with expressive aromas of blueberry, black cherry, brown sugar, and sandalwood. The broad and supple mouthfeel reveals a cascade of berries and baking spices that flow into the long, silky finish.

POS Resources

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
92
Date:
2017-03-01

Spectator

Score:
93
Date:
2017-02-28

Vinous Media

Score:
93
Review:
A huge, powerful wine, the 2013 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard hits the palate with notable intensity. Game, smoke, grilled herbs, licorice and blue/purplish fruit flesh out over time. Savory, dense and at times quite wild, the Hyde is starkly different in style from the other Pinots in this range. Then again, that is Carneros. - Antonio Galloni