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Paul Hobbs Winery, 2014 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner

"Wow – I just love the intense nose of grapefruit essence and mandarin peels on 2014 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard with underlying yuzu, baker’s yeast and toasted almond hints. Full-bodied and voluptuously fruited in the mouth, it explodes with citrus intensity, plus it has a seamless backbone of acidity to inject vitality and wonderful length. Just gorgeous."
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Paul Hobbs Winery, 2014 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner

"The two 2014 cuvées from the Richard Dinner Vineyard are both full-throttle Chardonnays, with the Cuvée Agustina just bigger, denser, richer and, to my taste, even superior to the 2013 version. Both should drink well for 7-10 years."
–Mar 2016
Paul Hobbs Winery, 2014 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner

"The 2014 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard is quite rich and ample on the palate, as it so often is. Ripe orchard fruit, dried flowers, mint and honey fill out the wine's broad frame nicely. This is an especially big vintage for the Richard Dinner. At the same time, I suspect the 2014 will perk up a bit after the final SO2 additions, as it is just a little bit flat today."
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2014 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner
Paul Hobbs Winery

This Chardonnay vineyard is owned by Carolyn and Patricia Dinner and has been a pillar of the Paul Hobbs portfolio since 1991. It offers a northern exposure with soils consisting of dark brown clay loam and gravel with strata of volcanic tuft.

Fruit is hand-harvested at night, whole cluster pressed while still cold from the field and barrel-fermented with indigenous yeasts for 7 months to completion. It undergoes spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels and is aged 15 months in French Oak barrels (56% new) sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage.

2014 Vintage
2014 was the third straight outstanding growing season in a row, following the excellent 2012 and 2013 vintages. Dry winter and spring conditions limited canopy vigor, and a warm growing season with a lack of extreme heat spikes resulted in prolonged, even ripening through harvest. The resulting wines possess great site specificity, depth and quality.

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