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2017 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard Carneros Napa Valley

America/United States, California
95 VG
95 WA
Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard Carneros Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Carneros
Winery Paul Hobbs Winery
Vintage 2017
Color Red
Grapes Pinot Noir
¥15,950  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Carneros
Winery Paul Hobbs Winery
Vintage 2017
Color Red
Grapes Pinot Noir
Press
95Vinous - Antonio Galloni
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 750ml
Alcohol 14.2%
Product Code PHP4PNHY17
UPC NONE
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Since the winery’s inception in 1991, we have crafted a vineyard designate wine to capture the depth and elegance offered by this esteemed site. The deep ruby color and bright notes of rose tea, spiced cherry, and earth aromas has all the hallmarks of a classic vintage from this vineyard. Fine-grained tannins provide a silky mouthfeel, while flavors of boysenberry, cocoa, and dried herbs add complexity to the refreshing acidity that supports the finish that is clean and long. Brilliant with hickory smoked duck breast with shiso, nori and persimmon. Serve at 50°-55° F.

Production

Vintage Notes

Following five consecutive years of drought, 2017 provided record-setting winter rainfall that filled our reservoirs, and helped replenish soils and aquifers alike. Spring lead with dry conditions that facilitated an optimal fruit set before summer commenced with warm-cold day cycles, critical for slow flavor development and preserving acid. A series of late summer heat waves increased the rate of maturation which was followed by a prolonged series of cool days in mid-September, completing the ripening process at a gradual pace. By early October, all our fruit was harvested and displayed balance and energy at time of picking, maintaining desired levels of acid and sugar.

Viticulture

・Owner: Larry Hyde
・Clonal selection: Beba, Calera
・Rootstock: 101-14, 420a, 3309
・Plant Date: 1994, 2008
・Soils: Haire loam and Bressa-Dibble; weathered sandstone and shale
・Exposure: 2-30% slope, northeast and southeast
・Trellis and pruning: vertical shoot positioned (vsp) | bilateral cane
・Yield: 1.2 – 2.3 tons/acre

Harvest
・Hand-harvested at night, sheers only
・Harvest date: September 8th

Vinification

・Hand-sorted while still cold from the field
・6% whole cluster inclusion
・Fermented in small, open-top stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
・5 day cold soak, 15 day maceration
・Gentle punchdowns
・Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel
・Aged 10 months in French oak barrels; 55% new
・Coopers: Billon, Cadus, Damy, Francois Frères, Gauthier, Leroi, Louis Latour
・Unfined and unfiltered; bottled August 2018