W&S 92 Pts. - WA (88-90) Pts. - Winemaker Notes - The dark plum color is accompanied by fragrant aromas of strawberry and underbrush. The palate offers perfectly-ripened black cherry and currant flavors that meld seamlessly with earthy accents of bergamot and dried herbs. A touch of acidity accents a lengthy finish. Rated 90+
According to Wine & Spirits: Hobbs' second label pinot noir has tension to its sweet blue and red berry flavors. It’s shadowed by darker oak spice, which adds to the rich impression given by the juicy, supple texture. The long, tart berry flavors will add depth to prime rib.
According to Robert Parker: The 2009 Pinot Noir CrossBarn is a selection from Sonoma Coast vineyards. Sweet, gamey, autumnal, vegetative notes intermixed with plum sauce, black cherries, flowers and root vegetables are found in this complex, evolved, round, generous Pinot Noir. Consume it over the next 2-3 years.