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Paul Hobbs Winery, 2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard

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"Rich and perfumed, a full-blown Chardonnay experience, with tiers of pear, honeysuckle, melon and citrus, enlivened by a pretty touch of oak. Long finish. Drink now through 2023"
–Mar-18

Paul Hobbs Winery, 2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard


Paul Hobbs Winery, 2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard

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2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard
Paul Hobbs Winery

100% Chardonnay
Old Wente and 72 clones

VINEYARD Fruit comes from Richard Dinner Vineyard located in Sonoma Mountain. Vineyard has 2-15% slopes, and a combination of north, northeastern and eastern exposures. Vines were planted in both 1994 and 2012. Hand harvested at 2 different times: September 9th and September 20th.

SOIL Spreckles loam, Felta very gravelly loam

VINIFICATION AND AGING Whole cluster pressing followed by 8 months of natural alcoholic fermentation in barrel. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage. Aged for 15 months in 55% new French oak.

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