Half-Price bottles Friday and Saturday! … while supplies last, of course
Happy Weekend, Friends!
This weekend, we decided to feature wines from one of our favorite winegeeks, Paul Hobbs. We offer the Crossbarn Chardonnay and Crossbarn Pinot Noir, both excellent wines that show the true character of Sonoma County, paired with the expert wine-making oversight of Paul Hobbs.
Crossbarn Chardonnay: Pale yellow in color, this refreshing chardonnay is fragrant with honeysuckle, pear and Meyer lemon. The mouth-filling palate opens with vibrant flavors of Fuji apple, nectarine and mandarin oil. Citrus notes grace a crisp finish.
Crossbarn Pinot Noir: Ruby-hued and scented with wild dark cherry and black tea, this is a bright, focused expression of pinot noir with greth length and balanced acidity. Layers of blackberry, cherry and earth unforld over a silky palate. Notes of cola and mineral accent a long finish.
Who is Paul Hobbs?
How to describe the exacting attention to detail of winemaker and consultant Paul Hobbs? He’s a quality fanatic, having been twice named Wine Personality of the Year by Robert Parker.
Hobbs was first hired by Robert Mondavi for his expertise in oak aging, then moved on to Opus One and later Simi Winery. Hobbs is also credited with recognizing, despite the skeptics, the winemaking potential in Argentina, his efforts helping to bring that region into global focus.
Paul’s story starts in his family apple orchard in upstate NY (at their crossbarn), where he discovered the value of terroir (in apples). Having been around the globe identifying attractive patches of dirt for wine grape cultivation, Paul has a keen feel for the value of the soil and climate and the artistic expression of those values in the winemaking process. His Crossbarn series represents a “return to the family farm” for Paul, and is truly a labor of love that has gone well beyond an original plot of Cabernet Sauvignon.
FWIW, he also write an AMAZING blog. You can check it out at: paulhobbs.com