2015 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • WA 96
  • JS 95
  • WS 92

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Reg: $84.94

$79.94

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2018
The 2015 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard sports vivacious tropical fruit notes of warm pineapple, green guava and mango with touches of baker’s yeast, cashew paste, pie crust and ginger. Medium to full-bodied, the... The 2015 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard sports vivacious tropical fruit notes of warm pineapple, green guava and mango with touches of baker’s yeast, cashew paste, pie crust and ginger. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals a cornucopia of tropical fruit flavors, restrained by plenty of savory accents and finishing with great freshness and depth. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, May 2018
The nose shows real complexity with apple strudel, peach stones, nutmeg, light butterscotch, preserved lemons vanilla and cloves. Medium- to full-bodied with fresh acidity, fine layers of fruit, lots of baking spices and... The nose shows real complexity with apple strudel, peach stones, nutmeg, light butterscotch, preserved lemons vanilla and cloves. Medium- to full-bodied with fresh acidity, fine layers of fruit, lots of baking spices and a taut, long finish. Drink now or hold.
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

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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.