Vinous 91 Pts - According to Antonio Galloni - Bright red cherries, plums, mint, pine and spices lift from the 2013 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast). Aromatically nuanced and pliant, the 2013 impresses for its boisterous, joyous expression of the Coast. Drink this forward, fruit-driven Pinot over the next few years.
According to Robert Parker - There are two cuvées of Pinot Noir under the Cross Barn by Paul Hobbs label. The 2013 Cross Barn Sonoma Coast (9,549 cases) is the bigger of the two cuvées. It spends 11 months in barrel, of which only 10% is new. It shows fresh beet root, sassafras, tart pomegranate and red and black cherry notes. It’s a medium-bodied, delicate, finesse-styled Pinot Noir to drink over the next 4-5 years.
Tasting Notes - Vivid dark garnet color with a focused nose of black plums and dried herbs. The dense palate exudes Bing cherry, raspberry and fresh pomegranate flavors with hints of black tea and cedar. Supple tannins with peppery, mineral undertones round out the lengthy finish.