2013 Hobbs, Paul Chardonnay Edward James Estate
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • JS 95
  • AG 93
  • WA 93

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Reg: $87.94

$73.94

In Stock: 19 btls
Ships Immediately

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ETA: Pending

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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, June 2016
Aromas of white peaches, lemons and gunpowder. Full body, very tight and focused. Its broad palate closes to a tight fruit finish. Fantastic wine.
AG 93
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, February 2016
The 2013 Chardonnay Edward James Estate is deep, powerful and intense, with a rich core of fruit and an enveloping, creamy personality. This site tends to produce small berries. The resulting high skin to juice ratio is... The 2013 Chardonnay Edward James Estate is deep, powerful and intense, with a rich core of fruit and an enveloping, creamy personality. This site tends to produce small berries. The resulting high skin to juice ratio is felt in the wine's power, gravitas and vertical sense of structure.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2016
As for the single vineyard wines, the 2013 Chardonnay Edward James Estate exhibits white peach, elegant caramelized citrus, a touch of brioche and apple pie as well as honeysuckle. The wine is full-bodied and ripe, with... As for the single vineyard wines, the 2013 Chardonnay Edward James Estate exhibits white peach, elegant caramelized citrus, a touch of brioche and apple pie as well as honeysuckle. The wine is full-bodied and ripe, with great acidity and a long finish. Drink now-2020. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2013
Percent alcohol 14.1%
Closure Cork

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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.