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CrossBarn Winery by Paul Hobbs

Owner(s) Paul Hobbs
Web site www.crossbarnwinery.com
 
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CrossBarn Winery by Paul Hobbs

A value-priced, appellation-directed label for Paul Hobbs Wines that includes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The winemaker is Greg Urmini.

Reviewed Wines

2014 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Sonoma Coast Rosé of Pinot Noir

12.9% alc., $18, screwcap. · Moderate pink color in the glass. Lovely perfume of fresh crush strawberries and cranberries. Very satisfying with great fruit clarity and definition, offering flavors of blood orange, yellow peach and cranberry with a welcome riff of herbs and citrus in the background. Impressive richness of flavor and length. A terrific rosè at a pleasing price. Stock up for summer. Score: 91. Reviewed July 12, 2015 ARTICLE »

2013 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.1% alc., $25, screwcap. · Light golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Complex nose offering a panoply of aromas including lemon creme, lychee, yellow peach, yellow apple, melon and toffee. Very likable, with good brightness and a very suave mouthfeel, featuring lemon, apple and pear flavors. Decent persistence on the uplifting finish. Score: 89. Reviewed July 19, 2014 ARTICLE »

2013 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.1% alc., $25, screwcap. · Light golden yellow color in the glass. Plenty of nuance to discover in this delightful wine that sports aromas of lemon curd, lemongrass, apple, and nutty oak. A crisp and vibrant style, with flavors of citrus, pear, white peach and kiwi, accented with the right amount of toasty brioche. Very sleek in the mouth with bracing acidity on the refreshing finish. A great value. Score: 91. Reviewed July 13, 2015 ARTICLE »

2013 Crossbarn By Paul Hobbs Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $35, screwcap. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is more savory than fruity with appealing scents of cherry, spice, forest floor and fern leaf. More elegant and transparent and less boisterous than the Sonoma Coast bottling, yet delivers plenty of vivid black cherry flavor accented by smoky oak. Soft and sleek in the mouth, and still a bit reserved, but has a promising future. Score: 90-91. Reviewed April 4, 2015 ARTICLE »

2013 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $35, screwcap. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Bright aromas of black cherry, sous-bois and cedary oak that pick up intensity over time in the glass. Mid weight flavors of black cherry and blueberry offering a flowing mid palate attack and some finishing drive. A solid wine, with integrated tannins and complimentary oak seasoning. Score: 89. Reviewed July 12, 2015 ARTICLE »

2013 Crossbarn By Paul Hobbs Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $35, screwcap. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. An intensely dark fruited wine with contributions of spice, bramble, and oak. Full-bodied, with firm tannins and a sweet, sappy finish. Score: 88-89. Reviewed April 4, 2015 ARTICLE »

2013 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $35, screwcap. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Shy fruit aromas dominated by nutty oak. Middleweight core of cherry, raspberry and strawberry fruits with a noticeable oak overlay. Juicy, with soft tannins, and a dry red-fruited finish. A pleasantly forward wine. Score: 87. Reviewed July 12, 2015 ARTICLE »

2012 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.1% alc., $18, screwcap. 80% fermented in tank, 20% in neutral French oak barrels. Native and selected yeasts. 100% MLF. · Pale straw yellow color and clear in the glass. Aromas of buttered brioche, lemon curd, and honey. Slightly creamy and buttery, featuring flavors of lemon, white peach, honey and baked apple. Full-flavored and showy with a little heat peaking out on the finish. Good. Reviewed June 23, 2013 ARTICLE »

2012 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Sonoma Coast Rosé of Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., $18, screwcap. · Pale apricot color and clear in the glass. Aromas of fresh strawberries, white stone fruits, lychee and fresh brioche. The flavors echo the nose in a delicately flavored style. Light and easy going, with a good cut of acidity. Will work nicely as a chilled aperitif or an accompaniment to sushi. Good. Reviewed June 23, 2013 ARTICLE »

2012 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $35, screw cap. From select vineyards in the Anderson Valley. 16-day total maceration, fermented using native and select yeasts, aged 10 months in 14% new oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Reserved but pleasant aromas of red and black berry mash with a hint of spice and dried rose petals. Hits the mid palate with vigor, offering deliciously rich black cherry, blackberry and plum flavors accented with Christmas spice including clove. Highly approachable and comforting with supple tannins, bright acidity, and a glorious finish of uncommon intensity and length. By this one by the case for your holiday parties. Score: 91. Reviewed November 9, 2013 ARTICLE »

2012 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $35, screw cap. A blend of selected vineyards in the Sonoma Coast AVA. 15 day total maceration, fermented using native and select yeasts, aged 10 months in 10% new oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Welcoming nose featuring aromas of black cherry pie, wild raspberries and weathered oak. Middleweight flavors of cherry cola, raspberry and spice with supportive oak in the background. A very pleasing wine with balanced tannins, a velvety palate and juicy acidity. Impressive wine in this excellent vintage. Score: 90. Reviewed November 9, 2013 ARTICLE »

2011 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $32. Native and select yeasts. Aged 11 months in 10% new French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Ripe fruit profile on the nose featuring black cherry and raspberry with a hint of spice and charred oak. Soft in the mouth and easy to drink, with a flavorful mix of black cherry and black raspberry fruit. Nicely balanced with supple tannins and a complimentary note of oak in the background. Not particularly complex, but could be a workhorse at the nightly dinner table. Score: 86. Reviewed August 14, 2013 ARTICLE »