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2011 Paul Hobbs Winery Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard Carneros
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92(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013

Dark ruby.  Slowly opens up to display scents of dark berries, cherry-cola and mocha, with a brooding note of licorice in the background.  Chewy and densely packed, with intense dark fruit flavors that are brightened by sneaky minerality.  Shows very good energy on the finish, which leaves smoky cherry and black raspberry notes behind.  This wine will definitely benefit from decanting if you plan on drinking it any time soon.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Carneros

Carneros straddles the borders of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys on the north coast of San Pablo Bay. This appellation has thin soils and receives little rainfall. As the sun heats up the vineyards and mountainsides of Napa Valley to the north, the rising hot air draws cool air and fog over Carneros from the ba
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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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