2015 Hobbs, Paul Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • WA 97
  • JS 94
  • WS 92

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Reg: $84.94

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In Stock: 24+ btls
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Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2017
(WA95-97 points) The 2015 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard leaps from the glass with intense grapefruit, lemon zest and green mango notes over hints of toasted almonds and baking bread. Full-bodied and beautifully... (WA95-97 points) The 2015 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard leaps from the glass with intense grapefruit, lemon zest and green mango notes over hints of toasted almonds and baking bread. Full-bodied and beautifully structured with a lovely backbone of acidity, the intense citrus and saline flavors just go on and on. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, May 2017
(JS93-94 points) Soft and almost velvety with cooked apple, pie crust and hints of vanilla. Full body, juicy and savory. Shows potential.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, April 2017
Ultrarich and deeply extracted, this is potent and concentrated, with tiers of fig, anise, honeydew, apricot and apple, revealing a pithy tannic presence and a long finish. Drink now through 2021. — J.L.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2015
Percent alcohol 14.1%
Closure Cork

Winery

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.