Paul Hobbs Richard Dinner Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Paul Hobbs Richard Dinner Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

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Paul Hobbs Richard Dinner Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

SKU 05670

750ml Bottle

Crafted from this small hillside since our founding 1991, the new vintage brings a bright golden-yellow to the glass and aromas of Bartlett pear, lemon meringue, and brioche emerge followed by complex layers of baking spice, Mandarin orange, and white chalk minerality on the palate. The texture is refined showing depth of flavor and an overall freshness that's framed by a lively acidity that lengthens the wine's finish.
Category White Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Mountain
Brand Paul Hobbs
Alcohol/vol 14.7%
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Jeb DunnuckLast of the Chardonnay and first made in 1991, the 2018 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard comes from a vineyard in the Sonoma Mountain AVA and spent 15 months in 53% new French oak. It's certainly the most exotic Chardonnay in the lineup, with a complex bouquet of Meyer lemons, flower oil, toasted spice, candle wax, and honeyed citrus. Rich, full-bodied, and stacked on the palate, it has loads of fruit, vibrant acidity, and a great finish. It's another powerful, concentrated Chardonnay.

May 21, 2020
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VinousThe 2018 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard is quite floral and perfumed in this vintage. Jasmine, white pepper, mint and lemon peel give the 2018 a brilliant aromatic upper register. In most vintages the Richard Dinner Chardonnay is distinguished by more of a phenolic character, but the 2018 is all about lift and energy.

Antonio Galloni, April 2020
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Wine AdvocateStill in barrel, the 2018 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard opens slightly rubbery and with coiled aromas at this stage. It takes some time to give up musk and floral blossoms over spiced pears, quince, stone and spices. Medium to full-bodied, it's restrained in the mouth with crunchy, floral-laced fruits, well-woven freshness and a long finish. This just needs time. 481 cases are expected to be made and released in March 2020.

Erin Brooks, December 19, 2019
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Wine SpectatorCustardy aromas are matched to apple pastry, dried apricot and pear tart flavors in this lusciously spicy style. The creamy richness extends to light buttery notes on the finish. Drink now through 2025. 481 cases made.

Kim Marcus, August 31, 2020