WINEMAKER(S)
Paul Hobbs

2017 AUCTION LOT NO. 82

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
Paul Hobbs Winery
Great Things Happen in Threes

Pinot Noir
Katherine Lindsay Estate, Goldrock Ridge Estate, Fraenkle Cheshier Vineyard
Russian River Valley
2016
10 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

The Paul Hobbs approach to winemaking begins with a commitment to responsible stewardship of the land and to-the-vine farming. Refined yet minimally invasive winemaking techniques are employed to produce wines that express their vineyard origins with finesse, complexity and authenticity. Paul is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards, and for his pioneering spirit in working with new and historical sites in California, New York, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, France, Spain, Armenia and Hungary.

This one-of-a-kind Pinot Noir lot is a blend from the most coveted blocks of the Paul Hobbs Katherine Lindsay Estate of the Russian River Valley, the Paul Hobbs Goldrock Ridge Estate of the Sonoma Coast and the Fraenkle Cheshier Vineyard of Green Valley. Never before has this most prized Pinot Noir fruit been assembled into one innovative prestige cuvée. The grapes are hand harvested at night, hand sorted, then fermented with indigenous yeasts, aged in French oak barrels and bottled unfined and unfiltered. This elegant Pinot Noir is perfumed and floral, with blue and red wild fruits and long, supple tannins.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

January 2018

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

January 2018

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.