Jeb Dunnuck
Paul Hobbs Winery, 2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River

"The 2016 Chardonnay Russian River Valley is a beauty that shines on all accounts. Aged 10 months on lees in 45% new French oak, it reveals a gold, slightly green-tinged color to go with awesome notes of caramelized citrus, freshly crushed rocks, spice, and a distinct salinity. It’s clean, medium to full-bodied, beautifully layered, and just a head-turning Chardonnay well worth seeking out."
James Suckling
Paul Hobbs Winery, 2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River

"A creamy white with some mangoes and sliced lemons. Medium body, a round and soft texture and hints of lemon rind. Drink on release."
Wine Advocate
Paul Hobbs Winery, 2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River

"The 2016 Chardonnay features a wonderfully spicy nose of nutmeg, ginger ale and coriander seed with a core of Bosc pears, ripe nectarines and applesauce. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has fantastic freshness with a zippy acid line lifting all those fantastic spices to a good long finish. 5,390 cases were made."
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2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River
Paul Hobbs Winery

100% Chardonnay

VINEYARDS Fruit is harvested from select vineyards throughout Russian River Valley: Station Estate, Edward James Estate, O’Connor, Roger Wishard Estate, Feeney Ranch Estate, Don Miguel, Richard Dinner, Goldrock Estate and Ellen Lane Estate. Grapes are hand harvested, using only sheers.

SOIL Many soils derived from weathered sandstone including Goldridge Series, brown sandy loam, and sandy clay.

VINIFICATION AND AGING Grapes are brought into the winery, and immediately whole cluster pressed. Wine is barrel fermented using native yeasts. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation occurs. Aged for 10 months in 48% new French oak, followed by 5 months of stainless steel aging. Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage. Unfined and unfiltered.

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