Paul Hobbs Ross Station Chardonnay 2018
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Jeb DunnuckLoads of caramelized peach, toasted spices, brioche, and honeyed citrus emerge from the 2018 Chardonnay Ross Station Estate, one of the richer, more powerful Chardonnay in the lineup. Nevertheless, it has beautiful acidity, flawless balanced, and a great finish. Brought up in 50% new French oak, it's drinking spot on today and shows the vintage nicely. It will also age well for 4-6 years, probably longer, but there's no need to delay gratification.
Wine AdvocateThe 2018 Chardonnay Ross Station Estate opens with toast and flint, segueing to golden apple, white flowers and salted almonds. The medium-bodied, satiny palate is singing, bursting with juicy, savory flavors and finishing very long. 317 cases produced.
VinousThe Chardonnay Ross Station Estate is especially fine in 2018. Rich and explosive in the glass, the 2018 possesses terrific depth and a real sense of energy really drives the orchard fruit and floral flavors. Soaring aromatics and soft contours give this exuberant, inviting Chardonnay tons of sheer appeal. The 2018 is class personified.
Wine SpectatorRich and textured, with concentrated pear tart and apple pastry flavors that feature notes of dried mango. Toasty accents emerge midpalate, with a finish of allspice and nutmeg. Drink now through 2024. 317 cases made.