CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir 2018, Sonoma Coast, California

Named after the one hundred fifty year old ‘cross barn’ located on the Hobbs family farm in upstate New York, Crossbarn honors the values of hard work and integrity instilled in Paul from his childhood. With a commitment to sustainably nurturing the vineyards, while using labor-intensive winemaking techniques, Crossbarn wines offer a pure and youthful expression of fruit blended from diverse vineyards within California’s finest appellations. 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. Fruit is hand harvested at night, 15-day macerations in open top tanks, 7% whole cluster inclusion, aged 9 months on the lees in 11% new oak barrels, bottled unfined. Notes: Vibrant ruby in color, the wine is bursting with aromas of juicy
pomegranate, bing cherry, and rhubarb, with hints of earl grey tea and cinnamon. Elegantly layered notes of ripe strawberry, raspberry, and fennel fronds create a harmonious and lifted palate accented by a delicate acidity and a subtle salinity, which hearkens to its source along the Sonoma Coast.