93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Hobbs, who has such a brilliant track record, also excels in Pinot Noir. While he uses multiple clones, he tends to have a preference for the Calera clone as opposed to the Dijon selections, a sentiment shared by increasing numbers of top Pinot Noir specialists in Northern California. His 2013 Pinot Noir Russian River offers loads of black cherry, raspberry and sassafras notes intermixed with some earth and tobacco leaf. It is full-bodied, opulent, and just a lusty, heady Pinot Noir that is actually fairly priced. Drink now-2022.
93 points Vinous - The 2013 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is deep, fleshy and exotic, with lovely floral and savory notes that temper some of the typical Russian River exuberance. Dark red cherry, plum, spice, mint, violets and a hint of game hit the bright, energetic finish. This is a gorgeous appellation level wine.