2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • JD 97
  • JS 95
  • WA 94
  • VN 94
  • WS 91

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In Stock: 22 btls
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ETA: Pending

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JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, June 2018
The 2016 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate will give a Grand Cru Chablis a run for its money. Coming from a south-facing amphitheater consisting of rocky, broken soils, and aged in 56% new French oak, it offers more oyster... The 2016 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate will give a Grand Cru Chablis a run for its money. Coming from a south-facing amphitheater consisting of rocky, broken soils, and aged in 56% new French oak, it offers more oyster shell, lemon curd, salinity, and seabreeze-like characteristics as well as a fresh, incredibly elegant, medium to full-bodied style on the palate. This chiseled, exotic Chardonnay is going to benefit from a year or two of bottle age and cruise for a decade or more. It’s world-class.
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, May 2018
This is very elegant with density. Praline, mangoes, cooked apples and cream aromas. Full body with a round and creamy texture. Love the finish. Drink on release.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2018
94+ The 2016 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate leaps from the glass with electric lemonade, lime cordial and fresh grapefruit scents with touches of yuzu, lightly browned toast, marzipan and peach blossoms. Medium to... 94+ The 2016 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate leaps from the glass with electric lemonade, lime cordial and fresh grapefruit scents with touches of yuzu, lightly browned toast, marzipan and peach blossoms. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is seriously zesty with a refreshing backbone and long, chalky finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
VN 94
Vinous, April 2018
(VN 92-94 points) The 2016 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate is bright and lifted, as it so often is. Citrus, orchard fruit, white flowers and mint jump out of the glass in this fragrant, delicate Chardonnay. Clean mineral... (VN 92-94 points) The 2016 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate is bright and lifted, as it so often is. Citrus, orchard fruit, white flowers and mint jump out of the glass in this fragrant, delicate Chardonnay. Clean mineral notes add freshness on the finish. The Ellen Lane is one of the more gracious wines in the range. -- Antonio Galloni
WS 91
Wine Spectator, June 2018
Wins points for balance and understatement, with creamy oak and ripe melon, apple and pear flavors, gaining depth and nuance. Drink now through 2023. –JL
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2016

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.