Wine Spectator
Paul Hobbs Winery, 2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate

91
"Wins points for balance and understatement, with creamy oak and ripe melon, apple and pear flavors, gaining depth and nuance. Drink now through 2023. 386 cases made."
–Jun-18
James Suckling
Paul Hobbs Winery, 2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate

95
"This is very elegant with density. Praline, mangoes, cooked apples and cream aromas. Full body with a round and creamy texture. Love the finish. Drink on release."
–May-18

Paul Hobbs Winery, 2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate

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2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate
Paul Hobbs Winery

100% Chardonnay
Hyde Wente and Hudson Wente clones

VINEYARD Fruit off of the Ellen Lane Estate in the Russia River Valley. Vines planted between 2007 and 2008. Vineyard has a western facing exposure. Hand harvested.

SOIL Gravel and clay loam

VINIFICATION AND AGING Whole cluster pressed followed by native yeast fermentation. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage. Aged for 15 months in 56% new French oak. Unfined and unfiltered.

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