Simple Sips Episode 6: Paul Hobbs Wines

This week, we have a special treat for you with special guest, winemaker and vineyard owner, Paul Hobbs. He’ll be artfully showing us a variety of his wines that cover some of the regions of California as well as in Argentina. Enjoy!


Wine List for Tasting

 

1. Crossbarn 2018 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, $24.99
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Vibrant ruby in color, the wine is bursting with aromas of juicy pomegranate, bing cherry, and rhubarb, with hints of earl grey tea and cinnamon. Elegantly layered notes of ripe strawberry, raspberry, and fennel fronds create a harmonious and lifted palate accented by a delicate acidity and subtle salinity, which hearkens to its source along the ‘true’ Sonoma Coast.

 

 

 


2. Crossbarn 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, $43.99
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Capturing the diversity and complexity from the region, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon displays a dark ruby hue with aromas of crushed violets, graphite, and blueberry. A burst of licorice and boysenberry are revealed on the palate carried along by bright savory spices and mineral notes that persist throughout. Polished tannins kick in giving the wine a soft texture along with a lively acidity that gives the wine a clean, extended finish. Rich and luxurious, this deep ruby-colored wine displays a lovely purity of fruit, with aromas of blackcurrant and boysenberry leading to notes of blueberry and a touch of dried herbs on the palate. Finely grained tannins and a backbone of graphite balance the plush black fruits, creating a silky mouthfeel with a smooth yet powerful finish. Sourced from select vineyards across Napa Valley, this wine beautifully encapsulates the entirety of the appellation.

 

 


3. Felino 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, $16.99
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Growing Season. The 2018 vintage was characterized by excellent climactic conditions throughout the growing season. Temperatures within the historical averages, minimal rainfall, and a larger thermal amplitude compared to previous years resulted in a characteristic growing season for Mendoza. The excellent health conditions of the vineyard allowed for a harvest of high quality fruit with good color and concentration. The harvest began on February 16th with Chardonnay de Los Árboles, Tunuyán and ended on April 20th with Cabernet Sauvignon de El Peral, Tupungato.

Fermentation & Bottling. Fermented with selected and native yeasts in 8- and 17- ton closed-top stainless-steel tanks. Aged in American oak barrels (10% new) for 8 months. Bottled in February 2019. Unfined.

Tasting Notes. Deep ruby red. On the nose, aromas of forest fruits are complemented by spicy notes. The flavors on the palate are round and concentrated, supported by firm tannins that indicate maturity and balance.

 


4. Felino Malbec, $15.99
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Growing Season. The 2018 vintage was characterized by excellent climactic conditions throughout the growing season. Temperatures within the historical averages, minimal rainfall, and a larger thermal amplitude compared to previous years resulted in a characteristic growing season for Mendoza. The excellent health conditions of the vineyard allowed for a harvest of high quality fruit with good color and concentration. The harvest began on February 16th with Chardonnay de Los Árboles, Tunuyán and ended on April 20th with Cabernet Sauvignon de El Peral, Tupungato.

Fermentation & Bottling. Fermented with selected and native yeasts in 8- and 17- ton closed-top stainless-steel tanks. Aged in American oak barrels (10% new) for 8 months. Bottled in February 2019. Unfined.

Tasting Notes. Bright and deep purple color. Aromas of black fruit reminiscent of fresh plum mixed with graphite notes. On the palate the wine is balanced and energetic, with sweet and round tannins and long finish.

 


5. Felino Chardonnay, $9.99
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Growing Season. The 2018 vintage was characterized by excellent climactic conditions throughout the growing season. Temperatures within the historical averages, minimal rainfall, and an larger thermal amplitude compared to previous years resulted in a characteristic growing season for Mendoza. The excellent health conditions of the vineyard allowed for a harvest of high quality fruit with good color and concentration. The harvest began on February 16 with Chardonnay de Los Árboles, Tunuyán and ended on April 20th with Cabernet Sauvignon de El Peral, Tupungato.

Fermentation & Bottling. Aged in oak for 4 months. Bottled in October 2018.

Tasting Notes. Pale yellow with green tones. In the nose we find notes of white peach, green apple, white flowers and honeysuckle. On the palate, it has great freshness, balance and persistent finish.


Wine descriptions  and product sheets taken from Paul Hobbs Wines