Review: 2021 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir George Menini Estate

Review: 2021 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir George Menini Estate

The George Menini Estate can be found on the edge of the Russian River Valley, and Paul Hobbs has taken up shop here to turn out high-end chardonnays and pinot noirs. Today we look at the inaugural pinot release from the vineyard, harvested in 2021.

Anyone looking for elegant, approachable, and versatile pinot noir won’t be disappointed here. Silky up front, the wine ladles on strawberry, cherry, and cranberry notes, filtered through a juicy sieve of vanilla custard. Its tannins mild and integrated well into the experience, the wine has a slight sweetness to it that feels just about right given its fruit-forward composition, with some gentle notes of cloves, rhubarb, and ginger bringing up the rear. Vanilla-scented lemon curd offers a surprising sweetness on the wine’s conclusion. While the wine may feel a little overripe at times, on the whole it is superbly crafted from start to finish.

A / $95 /

2021 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir George Menini Estate




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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