2018 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Chardonnay - 750ML
2018 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
  • JS 92
  • JD 90
  • WA 90

Reg: $29.94

$27.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
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Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
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Reg: $29.94

$27.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 92
jamessuckling.com, January 2020
A delicious, bright and fruity white with sliced-apple and honey character. Medium body. Crisp acidity to the lovely fruit. Subtle and clean. Drink now. Screw cap.
JD 90
jebdunnuck.com, May 2020
The 2018 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast has a bright, exuberant bouquet of tropical fruits and citrus to go with a medium-bodied, juicy, elegant style on the palate. With good fruit, bright acidity, and a clean finish, it's well...   The 2018 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast has a bright, exuberant bouquet of tropical fruits and citrus to go with a medium-bodied, juicy, elegant style on the palate. With good fruit, bright acidity, and a clean finish, it's well worth its going rate.  
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2019
The 2018 Chardonnay from Crossbarn is made without oak and bottled early to preserve a clean, crisp style. It has an inviting nose of Red Delicious apples, warm hay, clover honey, saline and crushed shell with loads of...   The 2018 Chardonnay from Crossbarn is made without oak and bottled early to preserve a clean, crisp style. It has an inviting nose of Red Delicious apples, warm hay, clover honey, saline and crushed shell with loads of warm stone fruits and a toasty note. Light to medium-bodied, it struts the line between fresh citrus and savory character, finishing lifted and refreshing, with a touch of texture. 23,268 cases produced. - EB  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.1%
Closure Screw Cap

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.