Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2021

Critical Acclaim: 94 pts James Suckling; 94 pts Jeb Dunnuck; 93 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.  

Winemaker's Tasting Notes: Crafted with precision from six pedigreed sites, our newest vintage shines with an opalescent, pale straw hue. Aromas of red apple skin, Asian pear, and Meyer lemon zest entices the nose, followed by delicate notes of gardenia. Lively flavors of apricot and nectarine emerge on the palate, giving way to lemon meringue and baking spice. Bright and energetic with a vibrant acidity, this graceful wine ends with a long, seamless finish.

"Cooked apple, pie crust, stone, and vanilla bean aromas with hints of flint. Full body. Crunchy fruit with sliced apple. Hints of oak. Dense in the center palate yet firm and focused. Excellent. Drink or hold."- James Suckling. 

"A medium straw/gold hue, the 2021 Chardonnay Russian River Valley offers up fresh and classic aromas of melon rind, lightly toasted baking spices, and ripe apple. The palate is expressive, with a nice balance of ripeness and saline. Softly textured, with notes of crunchy green apple, ripe tangerine, and salty earth, it’s in a great place now and will drink well over the next 5-6 years."- Jeb Dunnuck. 

"The 2021 Chardonnay is made with 90% estate fruit, mostly from Paul Hobbs's single-vineyard wines. It opens with some flinty and allspice tones that give way to a core of yellow apples, chamomile and beeswax. The light-bodied palate has a satiny texture and generous, spicy flavors balanced by vibrant acidity, and it has a long, flavorful finish."- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. 

Varietal: Chardonnay.

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