2015 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • JS 94
  • AG 94
  • WA 94

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JS 94
jamessuckling.com, May 2018
This has more mango peel and peach skin with some dried jackfruit, dried rosemary and peach compote. The palate got lovely ripe, soft fruit but then a line of acidity at the back that drives things through to an oily... This has more mango peel and peach skin with some dried jackfruit, dried rosemary and peach compote. The palate got lovely ripe, soft fruit but then a line of acidity at the back that drives things through to an oily, topical finish. Drink now or hold.
AG 94
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2017
(92-94 points) The 2015 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate has lovely aromatic top notes and overall freshness that play off the fruit nicely here. The Ellen Lane is often soft and open, but not especially complex. In 2015, the... (92-94 points) The 2015 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate has lovely aromatic top notes and overall freshness that play off the fruit nicely here. The Ellen Lane is often soft and open, but not especially complex. In 2015, the wine has an extra kick of complexity and dimension that is quite appealing. Lemon confit, white pepper, flowers and bright orchard fruit add lift.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2018
The 2015 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate reveals a stunning floral nose of orange blossoms and honeysuckle over a core of peach preserves, apple pie and green mango with touches of baking bread, toasted almonds and crushed... The 2015 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate reveals a stunning floral nose of orange blossoms and honeysuckle over a core of peach preserves, apple pie and green mango with touches of baking bread, toasted almonds and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is tightly wound of stone fruit and savory layers with a lively line of freshness and satiny texture, finishing long and perfumed. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2015

Winery

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.