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2017 Paul Hobbs Ross Station Chardonnay

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November 28, 2021 - $57

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RATINGS

96Wine Spectator

Well-sculpted and elegant, featuring concentrated baked apple, pear tart and white berry flavors that are layered with richly spiced and toasty notes. The plush finish is pure, offering seductive sage cream and honeyed details.

96Jeb Dunnuck

...incredibly polished, elegant, regal style as well as notes of tangerine, white peach, flowers, and honeysuckle. The texture here is first rate and it just glides over the palate with both freshness and richness.

94Vinous / IWC

Citrus, white flowers, mint and white pepper all convey freshness as well as energy...also an extra kick of finesse that is so alluring; superb.

94James Suckling

A white with a vertical concentration to the palate of dried apples, honey and stones. Medium-to full-bodied, bright and lively with vivid acidity and focus.

93The Wine Advocate

...perfume of nutmeg-laced cream, white blossoms, button mushroom and a core of white peaches and apricot with touches of dried orange peel and crushed shell. It’s medium to full-bodied, rounded and lusciously fruited with fantastic layering of spiced fruits, mineral, savory and earth character, refreshed by vibrant acidity and finishing long on a honeyed note.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley, Green Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.

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.