2009 Hobbs, Paul Crossbarn Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Chardonnay - 750ML

  • WA 91
  • IWC 90

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WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2011
A stunning bargain is the 2009 Chardonnay CrossBarn which was aged in 75% stainless steel was put through 100% malolactic and 15% was barrel fermented in order to provide a subtle hint of spice. Made in a steely... A stunning bargain is the 2009 Chardonnay CrossBarn which was aged in 75% stainless steel was put through 100% malolactic and 15% was barrel fermented in order to provide a subtle hint of spice. Made in a steely Chablis-like style it offers up full-bodied tropical fruit notes intermixed with hints of honeysuckle and crushed rocks. Drink this 4000-case beauty over the next several years.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2011
Greenish gold. Zesty floral nose displays lemon pith lime and white pepper plus a sexy note of honeysuckle. Bright but dense and supple offering juicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a kiss of candied flowers. ... Greenish gold. Zesty floral nose displays lemon pith lime and white pepper plus a sexy note of honeysuckle. Bright but dense and supple offering juicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a kiss of candied flowers. Finishes with good clarity cut and spicy persistence. -Josh Raynolds
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Vintage 2009

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Hobbs, Paul

Growing up on a working farm in upstate New York, Paul Hobbs experienced first-hand the influence of terroir on the character of fruit when his father had him taste apples of the same variety grown in different orchards several miles apart from one another. The diversity of flavors and textures made an impression on him and would later influence his approach to winemaking. Paul later helped his father achieve a lifelong dream of transforming some of the farm’s acreage from apples, nuts and peaches to wine grapes.

As a winemaker, Paul is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards, and for his pioneering spirit in working innovatively with new and historical sites and regions. His success has inspired a wealth of nicknames among the press, from quiet trendsetter to prospector to truffle-hunting dog. Initially hired by Robert Mondavi for his advanced understanding of oak aging, he was promoted to the inaugural Opus One wine-making team. Following his Mondavi experience, Paul joined Simi Winery as Winemaker before going on to consult for Peter Michael, Fisher Vineyards, Lewis Cellars, Bodegas Catena and others. He founded Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991, Vina Cobos in 1999 and continues to be a leading consultant winemaker around the globe.