2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Dinner Vineyard Cuvee Agustina
Chardonnay - 750ML
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  • WA 97
  • JS 96
  • VN 94
  • WS 93

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Reg: $149.94

$129.94

In Stock: 6 btls
Ships Immediately

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ETA: Pending

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WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2018
The 2016 Chardonnay Cuvee Agustina Richard Dinner Vineyard gives incredibly intense grapefruit, white peaches and lemon tart scents with nuances of beeswax, honeyed toast, almonds and fresh ginger. Full-bodied and with... The 2016 Chardonnay Cuvee Agustina Richard Dinner Vineyard gives incredibly intense grapefruit, white peaches and lemon tart scents with nuances of beeswax, honeyed toast, almonds and fresh ginger. Full-bodied and with fantastic tension and incredible vibrancy in the mouth, it has a beautiful creamy texture and very long, multilayered finish. 535 cases were made.- LPB
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, November 2018
This is very tight and focused with superb density of fruit and focus. Layered and intense. Full-bodied, powerful and rich. So much cooked-apple and peach character, but then it turns slightly minerally and earthy. Great... This is very tight and focused with superb density of fruit and focus. Layered and intense. Full-bodied, powerful and rich. So much cooked-apple and peach character, but then it turns slightly minerally and earthy. Great wine. Drink on release.
VN 94
Vinous, May 2019
(94+points) The 2016 Chardonnay Cuvée Agustina Richard Dinner Vineyard is deep, powerful and unctuous, and yet it also retains a terrific sense of freshness and overall structure. Orange blossom, butter mint, dried flower... (94+points) The 2016 Chardonnay Cuvée Agustina Richard Dinner Vineyard is deep, powerful and unctuous, and yet it also retains a terrific sense of freshness and overall structure. Orange blossom, butter mint, dried flower and honey all build in this expressive, ample Chardonnay -- Antonio Galloni
WS 93
Wine Spectator, July 2018
This white shows good intensity, built on a mix of ripe pear, honeydew melon, fig and apricot notes, imparting a tasty range of flavors and driving to a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2022. 238 cases made. — JL
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 14.2%
Closure Cork

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.