We just got in the 2009 Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Wow! As you may or may not know, the 2008 vintage was highly sought after, and as soon as Wine Spectator ranked it at #6 on their “Top 100 Wines of 2010″ list, we sold out FAST.
Get this; Robert Parker barrel scored the 2008 vintage an 88-90, and has given the 2009 vintage a 90-93 barrel rating! Here are his notes;
“The dark plum/ruby-hued 2009 Pinot Noir Russian River exhibits dusty, earthy notes of raspberries, black cherries, cinnamon and Allspice. Medium-bodied with sweet tannins, this impressive 2009 should drink well for 4-6 years.”
It would come as no surprise to us to see the 2009 vintage also emerge as a Top 100 wine, and we have a feeling that this wine is also going to be a tough one to come by once the word gets out and the final bottle score is released.
Best of all, the price hasn’t changed. It’s still a steal at $39.59 a bottle! We only have 30 bottles in stock and once they are gone, we’ll have to wait til next year. Get yours today!
In the past, we have told you about one of California’s great and legendary winemakers, Robert Sinskey. All of his wine are certified organic and biodynamic. More importantly, they are all delicious. Sublime, even. Many of you not only ordered, but re-ordered his remarkable wines. We are being rewarded for that.
Sinskey makes a very small amount of Rose every year from his Pinot Noir grapes, and every year the Robert Sinskey Vin Gris is among the most difficult wines in all of California to get. We once asked the sales rep for Sinskey if we could get some Vin Gris. “Sure. After we gather two of every animal and build ourselves an ark” was his response.
Because we have become regular purchasers of his wines, we were given the opportunity to buy 24 bottle of his cult pink. That’s it. After these two cases are sold, we are done for the vintage. Seriously.
It’s a pretty special wine. Full of strawberry and cherry flavors and such refreshing acidity you will be hard pressed not to drink the whole bottle. So try to share some with your friends. They will thank you for it.