Crossbarn (by Paul Hobbs), Pinot Noir 2019 (Sonoma County, CA)
Producer Notes: The 2019 vintage shines with an ultra-bright garnet color and aromas of fragrant strawberry, muddled raspberries, and a kiss of baking spice. Dark cherry and rhubarb are balanced with pomegranate seeds a touch of floral notes on the palate, with a subtle salinity that hearkens to its sourcing along the Sonoma Coast. Seamlessly integrated tannins and fresh acidity give the wine a distinct freshness throughout.
Wine Advocate, 94 Points: The 2019 Pinot Noir has a medium ruby-purple color and lush scents of dried blueberries and cranberries, with nuances of blood orange, forest floor and violet. The medium-bodied palate has grainy tannins and rounded acidity to support its layered fruits, and it finishes long and flavorful. Best After 2022.
James Suckling, 92 Points: Aromas of black cherries, star anise and rose water. Medium-to full-bodied with velvety tannins and bright acidity. Lovely, clear red and black-fruit flavor with a background note of peppermint.
Wine Spectator, 90 Points: Exuberantly juicy, with concentrated raspberry and red plum flavors that are supported by fresh acidity. The sleek finish has minerally and flinty components that are focused and fresh-tasting. Drink now through 2024.
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