2017 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • WA 96
  • JS 95
  • VN 93
  • WS 91

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2018
96+ The 2017 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard charges forth with notes of spiced apples, pear tart and brioche with touches of butterscotch, lime blossoms and coriander seed plus a waft of mandarin peel. Medium to... 96+ The 2017 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard charges forth with notes of spiced apples, pear tart and brioche with touches of butterscotch, lime blossoms and coriander seed plus a waft of mandarin peel. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is still very tightly wound, with a compelling backbone of freshness cutting through the intense citrus and savory layers, finishing long and mineral laced. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, May 2019
This is oily and very rich with a thick and creamy palate. Full-bodied, big and flamboyant. If you want a wild and wonderful chardonnay, this is your bottle. Drink now.
VN 93
Vinous, May 2019
The 2017 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard shows a good bit of energy, but is also bit compact. The Dinner is another wine that Hobbs chose to bottle early. Perhaps I caught it during a closed phase. We will see. In the... The 2017 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard shows a good bit of energy, but is also bit compact. The Dinner is another wine that Hobbs chose to bottle early. Perhaps I caught it during a closed phase. We will see. In the 2017, the Dinner is bright, floral and nicely focused, with good potential. -- Antonio Galloni
WS 91
Wine Spectator, July 2019
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2017
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.