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Paul Hobbs Winery, 2016 Paul Hobbs 'Crossbarn' Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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"Rich and creamy, with a mix of toasty oak, fig, apricot and honeydew flavors, ending complex and lingering. Drink now. 22,282 cases made."
–Feb-18

Paul Hobbs Winery, 2016 Paul Hobbs 'Crossbarn' Chardonnay Sonoma Coast


Paul Hobbs Winery, 2016 Paul Hobbs 'Crossbarn' Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

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2016 Paul Hobbs 'Crossbarn' Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
Paul Hobbs Winery

The 2016 ripening season was cooler on average than the previous three, with lower daytime highs and colder nights. Although harvest started a week earlier than average the fruit quality was high given the even growing season. No significant heat spikes during ripening took place, yet fruit came in all at once over a two to three-week period.

Winemaking
 Hand-harvested grapes
 Pressed whole-cluster
 90% stainless, 10% barrel fermented
 Native and selected yeast strains
 Native malolactic fermentation; 100%
 5 months sur lie; weekly bâtonnage
 Assemblage: January, 24, 2017
 Minimal SO2 additions
 Bottled unfined

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