Paul Hobbs CrossBarn Pinot Noir 2016

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Pinot Noir
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2016

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Located in the heart of the Sonoma Coast, CrossBarn is an innovative winery led by renowned winemaker Paul Hobbs. Dedicated to crafting wines of stunning quality and exceptional value, his approach combines sustainable vineyard practices and traditional technique. These sophisticated yet approachable wines focus on the expression of California’s most celebrated AVA’s, including the cool Sonoma Coast for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.


Produced using hand-harvested Pinot from select vineyards within the Sonoma Coast appellation, this wine balances structure and weight with pure, concentrated fruit flavours. Grapes were fermented in stainless steel by native yeast, largely de-stemmed berries with some whole bunches. Following ten months maturation sur lie in oak (10% new), the wine was bottled unfined, with minimal sulfur added. The release possesses great site specificity and depth.


This is a smart, alluring Pinot that highlights the unique terroir of the Sonoma Coast. The Coast is one of California’s wild places, where vineyards lie on fog-washed hillsides open to salty ocean breezes. Brilliant ruby, the 2016 offers up lively aromas of red cherry, perfumed violet, and flaky pie crust. A full palate of round, sumptuous fruit, along with flavours of earl grey tea and red clay, interact with its finely grained tannins. Balanced and elegant, this wine is playful throughout the long, energetic finish.