Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir - 2003

I was saving this bottle for a special occasion. Upon decanting this vintage, I knew it was going to be a good one. I also knew it would need to sit for at least an hour before it would show it's true colours. I did try a bit right out of the bottle and it was STRONG and Tangy (not drinkable). After 30 minutes this wine began to transform into a work of art. After 1 hour in the glass, this wine took on a life of it's own. It was re-born into a glorious Pinot Noir. Perfectly balanced, with hints of smoke, rich berries a touch oak. It became so smooth and silky it almost melted in your mouth. This was one bottle I wish I had more of. I would suggest drinking it very soon as I don't think it will age much more. Enjoy, you are in for a serious treat if you have a bottle. Don't forget, avoid temptation and let it sit for at least an hour. Enjoy.

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