2014 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • WA 96
  • AG 91

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017
Leading with beautiful floral notes of orange blossoms and honeysuckle, the 2014 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate offers a core of baked peaches, apple pie and marzipan. Full-bodied, buxom and seductively creamy in the mouth... Leading with beautiful floral notes of orange blossoms and honeysuckle, the 2014 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate offers a core of baked peaches, apple pie and marzipan. Full-bodied, buxom and seductively creamy in the mouth, it offers layer upon layer of perfumed stone fruit and mineral flavors, with incredible length. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
AG 91
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2017
The 2014 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate is bold, rich and voluptuous, with creamy texture and a round, spherical feel that is quite distinctive. Silky tannins and soft contours give the wine much of its succulent, upfront... The 2014 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate is bold, rich and voluptuous, with creamy texture and a round, spherical feel that is quite distinctive. Silky tannins and soft contours give the wine much of its succulent, upfront personality.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2014
Percent alcohol 14.3%
Closure Cork

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Paul Hobbs

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.