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CrossBarn Winery by Paul Hobbs

Owner(s) Paul Hobbs
Web site www.crossbarnwinery.com
 
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CrossBarn Winery by Paul Hobbs

A value-priced, appellation-directed label for Paul Hobbs Wines that includes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The winemaker is Scott Morrison, a UC Davis graduate whose previous experience was at The Hess Collection, Rudd Winery and Paul Hobbs Winery

Reviewed Wines

2012 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.1% alc., $18, screwcap. 80% fermented in tank, 20% in neutral French oak barrels. Native and selected yeasts. 100% MLF. · Pale straw yellow color and clear in the glass. Aromas of buttered brioche, lemon curd, and honey. Slightly creamy and buttery, featuring flavors of lemon, white peach, honey and baked apple. Full-flavored and showy with a little heat peaking out on the finish. Good. Reviewed June 23, 2013 ARTICLE »

2012 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Sonoma Coast Rosé of Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., $18, screwcap. · Pale apricot color and clear in the glass. Aromas of fresh strawberries, white stone fruits, lychee and fresh brioche. The flavors echo the nose in a delicately flavored style. Light and easy going, with a good cut of acidity. Will work nicely as a chilled aperitif or an accompaniment to sushi. Good. Reviewed June 23, 2013 ARTICLE »

2012 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $35, screw cap. From select vineyards in the Anderson Valley. 16-day total maceration, fermented using native and select yeasts, aged 10 months in 14% new oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Reserved but pleasant aromas of red and black berry mash with a hint of spice and dried rose petals. Hits the mid palate with vigor, offering deliciously rich black cherry, blackberry and plum flavors accented with Christmas spice including clove. Highly approachable and comforting with supple tannins, bright acidity, and a glorious finish of uncommon intensity and length. By this one by the case for your holiday parties. Score: 91. Reviewed November 9, 2013 ARTICLE »

2012 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $35, screw cap. A blend of selected vineyards in the Sonoma Coast AVA. 15 day total maceration, fermented using native and select yeasts, aged 10 months in 10% new oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Welcoming nose featuring aromas of black cherry pie, wild raspberries and weathered oak. Middleweight flavors of cherry cola, raspberry and spice with supportive oak in the background. A very pleasing wine with balanced tannins, a velvety palate and juicy acidity. Impressive wine in this excellent vintage. Score: 90. Reviewed November 9, 2013 ARTICLE »

2011 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $32. Native and select yeasts. Aged 11 months in 10% new French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Ripe fruit profile on the nose featuring black cherry and raspberry with a hint of spice and charred oak. Soft in the mouth and easy to drink, with a flavorful mix of black cherry and black raspberry fruit. Nicely balanced with supple tannins and a complimentary note of oak in the background. Not particularly complex, but could be a workhorse at the nightly dinner table. Score: 86. Reviewed August 14, 2013 ARTICLE »