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Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Edward James Estate RRV 2016

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CWA97

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $99.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“It's hard to overstate how deliciously irresistible this wine is although the intensity and mouthfeel assure that cellaring will allow it to mature gracefully (recommend you stock up!). This is truly is a celebration of what makes Chardonnay a statement of approachability from the first sip to the last. Golden-hued, with a striking candied citrus note as the star and pillar of support, a worthy dance partner to the twirls of lacy lemon pith, fully expressive tangerine, grapefruit and stone. Lively and complex, it showcases beauty in a glass as it opens up. Drink 2020-2026.” - California Wine Advisors

“A rich and opulent white with aromas of cooked apples and lemon rind, as well as hints of smoke. Toasted. Full body with a lovely silky phenolic texture. Juicy and savory. A bigger style but remains agile. Drink in two or three years after release.” - James Suckling (11/18) 

BACKGROUND
Winemaker Spotlight: Paul Hobbs 
Regarded as an international visionary for his accomplishments in the vineyard and winery, Paul Hobbs combines his childhood roots on the family farm with an innovative scientific approach to refine the art of winemaking. He is recognized across the globe for breaking with tradition and forging new paths in the pursuit of excellence; both in stewardship of the land, and the crafting of wines that represent the purist concept of place.

Paul earned his BS in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 1975, and MS in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis in 1978. Shortly thereafter, he became a member of the enology team at Robert Mondavi Winery, and one year later, at the behest of Robert Mondavi himself, Paul was invited to be on the inaugural team of Opus One. 
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 97 Points
“It's hard to overstate how deliciously irresistible this wine is although the intensity and mouthfeel assure that cellaring will allow it to mature gracefully (recommend you stock up!). This is truly is a celebration of what makes Chardonnay a statement of approachability from the first sip to the last. Golden-hued, with a striking candied citrus note as the star and pillar of support, a worthy dance partner to the twirls of lacy lemon pith, fully expressive tangerine, grapefruit and stone. Lively and complex, it showcases beauty in a glass as it opens up. Drink 2020-2026.” - California Wine Advisors

“A rich and opulent white with aromas of cooked apples and lemon rind, as well as hints of smoke. Toasted. Full body with a lovely silky phenolic texture. Juicy and savory. A bigger style but remains agile. Drink in two or three years after release.” - James Suckling (11/18) 

BACKGROUND
Winemaker Spotlight: Paul Hobbs 
Regarded as an international visionary for his accomplishments in the vineyard and winery, Paul Hobbs combines his childhood roots on the family farm with an innovative scientific approach to refine the art of winemaking. He is recognized across the globe for breaking with tradition and forging new paths in the pursuit of excellence; both in stewardship of the land, and the crafting of wines that represent the purist concept of place.

Paul earned his BS in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame in 1975, and MS in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis in 1978. Shortly thereafter, he became a member of the enology team at Robert Mondavi Winery, and one year later, at the behest of Robert Mondavi himself, Paul was invited to be on the inaugural team of Opus One. 



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Paul Hobbs

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Russian River