Wine Advocate
Paul Hobbs Winery, 2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard

96
"The 2016 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard comes charging out of the glass with super intense grapefruit, green mango, lime leaves and lemon curd scents plus touches of baking bread, coriander seed, crushed rocks and nutmeg. Full-bodied and laden with citrus and tropical fruit layers in the mouth, the palate has wonderful tension and a compelling oiliness to the texture, finishing very long with a mineral kick. 535 cases were made."
–Jun-18
James Suckling
Paul Hobbs Winery, 2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard

94
"Aromas of lemon meringue, coconut and cooked apples. A richer California style. Full-bodied, layered and intense. Flamboyant and very long. Opulent. Drink nor hold."
–May-18
Wine Spectator
Paul Hobbs Winery, 2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard

93
"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
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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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