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2017 Paul Hobbs Goldrock Estate Cuvée Louisa Chardonnay

ITEM 8097660 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $110
Item Sold Amount Date
I8114071 2 $105 Feb 13, 2022
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RATINGS

96James Suckling

...eclectic and electric combination of honeysuckle, dried mangoes, camembert, citrus rind, orange zest, dried nutmeg, granite and quartz. The palate is edgy with punchy acidity, but structured phenolics bolster a tangy package of stone fruit. Full-bodied but racy and restrained.

94Vinous / IWC

...aromas, flavors and structure... Dried flowers, citrus peel, almond and sage are some of the many aromas and flavors that shape this expressive Sonoma Coast Chardonnay.

92The Wine Advocate

...notes of mushroom paste and wet bark, slowly blossoming to allspice, sliced apples, crushed shell, fresh quince, lemon peel and stone with white stone fruits at the core. The palate is medium to full-bodied and pleasantly creamy with restrained, spice-laced fruits and well-woven freshness, finishing long and spicy.

PRODUCER

Paul Hobbs

Paul Hobbs is a boutique winery in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California. It was founded in 1991 by Paul Hobbs, who worked at Robert Mondavi, Opus One and Simi Winery in various winemaking capacities before starting his own winery. He also consulted in Argentina, and now makes Malbecs from Argentina with other business partners under the Vina Cobos label. Hobbs uses grapes from numerous vineyards under contract to his estate to make well-reviewed Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. His wines from the several Beckstoffer vineyards and the Hyde vineyard are particularly noteworthy. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called Hobbs “one of the great names in winemaking…(he makes) full-throttle, intense wines made with classical European methods.”

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.