CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir 2017, Sonoma Coast, California

Located in the heart of the Sonoma Coast, CrossBarn is renowned winemaker Paul Hobbs’s innovative winery dedicated to crafting wines of stunning quality and exceptional value using sustainable vineyard practices and traditional winemaking techniques. These sophisticated yet approachable wines focus on the expression of California’s most celebrated AVAs, including the Napa Valley for cabernet sauvignon, and the cool Sonoma Coast for Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. Produced using hand-harvested fruit from carefully selected vineyards within the Sonoma Coast appellation, CrossBarn Pinot Noir offers structure and complexity in balance with pure concentrated fruit. 2016 vintage – 100% Pinot Noir. 13-day maceration in open top tanks. 7% whole clusters. Native yeast and malolactic fermentations. Sur lie for 10 months. Aged 10 months in oak barrels, 10% new. Bottled unfined. A brilliant ruby shade and lively aromas of red cherry, perfumed violet, and flaky pie crust, reveal this wine’s Sonoma Coast origins from the outset. A full palate of round, sumptuous fruit, along with flavors of earl grey tea and red clay, interact with its finely grained tannins. Balanced and elegant, the wine is playful throughout the long, energetic finish.