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2011 Paul Hobbs Katherine Lindsay Estate Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., $80. Goldridge sandy clay loam. Harvest Brix 25.2º. Indigenous fermentation in stainless steel open-top fermenters. 5% whole cluster. Aged 15 months in 63% French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Lovely aromas of Bing cherries, dark berries and dark chocolate. Soft and smooth as a baby’s bottom, with good depth and richness of dark berry, cola and clove flavors, and finishing goodness. A ripe, juicy, and generous wine with modest tannins and a good tug of oak on the finish. Score: 92. Reviewed September 5, 2013

Winery: Paul Hobbs Winery
From article: Small Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir and a Few Whites