2017 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River Valley
Chardonnay - 750ML
2017 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River Valley
  • JD 94
  • JS 93
  • WS 93
  • WA 92
  • VN 91

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Reg: $59.94

$55.94

In Stock: 16 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, June 2019
Leading off the Chardonnays from Hobbs, the 2017 Chardonnay Russian River Valley comes from multiple sites and spent ten months in 55% new French oak. Its medium gold color is followed by a rich, upfront bouquet of...   Leading off the Chardonnays from Hobbs, the 2017 Chardonnay Russian River Valley comes from multiple sites and spent ten months in 55% new French oak. Its medium gold color is followed by a rich, upfront bouquet of Caramelized pineapple, tangerine, honeysuckle, spice, and a touch of toasted nuts. It's rich, concentrated, has beautiful mid-palate heft, and nicely integrated acidity. It's a rocking wine as well as a great introduction into the wines of this great winemaker.  
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, February 2019
Dried apricots, mangoes, apricot pie and spices. Medium-bodied with layers of stone and even tropical fruit, bright acidity and a medium-long finish. So well defined and focused. Drink now.
WS 93
Wine Spectator, July 2019
Powerful and minerally, with hints of white pepper to the baked apple, pear and tangerine flavors. The lively finish is crisp and focused, offering plenty of spice and lightly buttery notes. Drink now through 2022. 5,964...   Powerful and minerally, with hints of white pepper to the baked apple, pear and tangerine flavors. The lively finish is crisp and focused, offering plenty of spice and lightly buttery notes. Drink now through 2022. 5,964 cases made. — KM  
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2019
The 2017 Chardonnay has a wonderful perfume of apple pie and grated nutmeg with notes of wet hay, honeycomb, cheese rind and peach cobbler plus touches of crushed stone, mushroom and wet bark. The palate is medium to...   The 2017 Chardonnay has a wonderful perfume of apple pie and grated nutmeg with notes of wet hay, honeycomb, cheese rind and peach cobbler plus touches of crushed stone, mushroom and wet bark. The palate is medium to full-bodied, rounded and silky with intense, savory flavor layers and bright acidity kicking in on long the finish. 5,964 cases produced. - EB  
VN 91
Vinous, April 2020
The 2017 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is a pretty, classy wine that captures the essence of Paul Hobbs' style. Apricot, tangerine, chamomile, lemon confit and dried flowers are all nicely layered together in this...   The 2017 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is a pretty, classy wine that captures the essence of Paul Hobbs' style. Apricot, tangerine, chamomile, lemon confit and dried flowers are all nicely layered together in this open-knit Chardonnay. Drink it over the next handful of years. -- Antonio Galloni  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Russian River Valley
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.1%
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.