2017 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • WA 95
  • JS 95
  • JD 94
  • WS 93
  • VN 92

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2018
Produced from Old Wente Hyde Selection clones, the 2017 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate leaps from the glass with gregarious notions of candied ginger, lemongrass, yuzu zest and allspice with a core of green mango and... expand Produced from Old Wente Hyde Selection clones, the 2017 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate leaps from the glass with gregarious notions of candied ginger, lemongrass, yuzu zest and allspice with a core of green mango and pineapple plus a waft of crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate features a truly zippy line of freshness lifting the densely packed, opulent tropical and spice layers to a very long finish. Fantastic tension! - Lisa Perrotti-Brown collapse
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, May 2019
This is a layered and very beautiful chardonnay with nuances of cooked apples and hints of toasted oak and limes. Full-bodied, tight and focused. Pretty finish. Shows length and balance. Drink or hold.
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, June 2019
The 2017 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate comes from a vineyard in the Russian River Valley and was brought up in 48% new French oak. More white currants, Meyer lemons, brioche, and honeysuckle all emerge from this beauty and... expand The 2017 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate comes from a vineyard in the Russian River Valley and was brought up in 48% new French oak. More white currants, Meyer lemons, brioche, and honeysuckle all emerge from this beauty and it's silky and elegant on the palate, with fabulous balance. Rich, textured, with good acidity and length, it's going to benefit from another 6-12 months of bottle age and should age gracefully for 7-8 years. collapse
WS 93
Wine Spectator, July 2019
Pure, crisp and well-spiced, this offers lively apple and green pear flavors, with hints of tangerine. The minerally finish displays savory richness and saline elements. Drink now through 2022. 434 cases made. — KM
VN 92
Vinous, May 2019
The 2017 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate is bright and focused, as it usually is. Medium in body, the 2017 is also a bit reticent. I suspect much of that is attributable to its bottling a short time prior to this tasting... expand The 2017 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate is bright and focused, as it usually is. Medium in body, the 2017 is also a bit reticent. I suspect much of that is attributable to its bottling a short time prior to this tasting. Time in the glass brings out an attractive set of floral notes and a citrus character that is quite distinctive. -- Antonio Galloni collapse
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
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.