2015 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River Valley
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • AG 92
  • WA 92
  • JS 92
  • WS 90

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AG 92
Vinous, January 2017
(90-92) The 2015 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is round, succulent and open-knit, all qualities that will make it easy to drink upon release. In 2015, the Russian River Chardonnay has a bit more richness than it often... (90-92) The 2015 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is round, succulent and open-knit, all qualities that will make it easy to drink upon release. In 2015, the Russian River Chardonnay has a bit more richness than it often does. This is another strong vintage for this consistently outstanding, widely available Chardonnay.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2017
(91-92) The 2015 Chardonnay explodes on the nose and palate with sheer power, delivering full-throttle tropical fruit and allspice flavors with a touch of buttered toast. The full-bodied palate has a lovely savory edge... (91-92) The 2015 Chardonnay explodes on the nose and palate with sheer power, delivering full-throttle tropical fruit and allspice flavors with a touch of buttered toast. The full-bodied palate has a lovely savory edge that offsets the fruit beautifully, with just enough freshness and a very long finish. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, May 2018
Dried apricots, mangoes, vanilla, cream, butter, dust and peach stones. Medium to full body with fresh acidity, an oily palate and a butterscotch, deliciously oxidative finish. The ripe fruit is all there, but this has... Dried apricots, mangoes, vanilla, cream, butter, dust and peach stones. Medium to full body with fresh acidity, an oily palate and a butterscotch, deliciously oxidative finish. The ripe fruit is all there, but this has wonderful form and finesse. 11 months in barrels. Drink now.
WS 90
Wine Spectator, June 2017
Zeroes in on a core of lively, citrus-infused green apple, melon, tangerine and honeydew flavors, revealing a light kiss of smoky, toasty oak that adds dimension. Drink now through 2020. 4,679 cases made. –JL
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.