Vinous Paul Hobbs Winery, 2014 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ross Station
"The 2014 Chardonnay Ross Station Estate is another rich, fleshy wine. Tropical fruit, butter, spice and sweet French oak are all pushed forward. One of the most overt, flamboyant wines in the range, the Ross Station is super-expressive today. Pineapple, mango, butter and a touch of French oak from the 60% new barrels flesh out in this decidedly racy Chardonnay from Paul Hobbs. Over time, the Ross Station gains energy and delineation, yet it remains quite overt in style." –Feb-16
Paul Hobbs Winery, 2014 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ross Station
Wine Advocate Paul Hobbs Winery, 2014 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ross Station
"A little closed, the 2014 Chardonnay Ross Station Estate has pink grapefruit and ripe peach notes with nuances of honeysuckle and baking bread. Full-bodied, rich and toasty in the mouth, it has a pretty silken texture and just a bit of warmth on the finish." –Mar-17
These vines grow under the thoughtful watch of the Ross Family farmhouse, built in the 1850’s. The former peach orchard’s gently rolling hills provide a nurturing environment for the vines, optimizing flavor and vineyard expression.
Hand-harvested; picked at night and pressed while still cold from the field.Barrel fermented with indigenous yeasts for 5 months. Aged 12 months in French Oak barrels; 52% new.