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Wine review: 2012 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir
Wine review: 2012 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir

A glorious full-bodied, velvety Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley that tastes of Santa Rosa plums, sweet spices and a smidgen of earth. Just smell the bouquet: It tells you volumes about the wine. The 2012 is a big Pinot, 14.4% alcohol, but it's so well-integrated into the wine, it doesn't feel out of balance. A beautiful texture and all that bright, juicy fruit only add to its appeal. Break out a bottle for a roast duck or pan-seared duck breasts, a wintry braised meat dish, or a cheese platter. Region: Sonoma County, Russian River Valley Price: From $50 to $55. Style: Rich and full-bodied. What it goes with: roast duck, seared duck breasts, braised meats, cheese....

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