Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018
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Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018

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750ml
$59.99

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Paul Hobbs is one of California's most respected winemakers as well as being a highly sought after winemaker consultant for several wineries. He splits his time between California wine country and the sun drenched vineyards of Argentina. Robert Parker praises Hobbs : 'Paul Hobbs is one of the most brilliant winemakers working in California. His empire in the Russian River continues to expand, with a bevy of artisinal hand-made Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, and Syrahs.' Look for citrus and crème brûlée in the nose leading to a palate with ripe apple, sautéed fig and nectarine. This wine is well balanced and focused, and complemented by a lengthy finish. Typically aged 11 months in French oak, 58% new.
Jeb Dunnuck
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Starting with the 2018 Chardonnay Russian River Valley, this quintessential Russian River Chardonnay offers loads of white currants, caramelized peach, honeysuckle, and spicy oak aromas and flavors. With good acidity, beautiful purity, and a layered, opulent texture, it's a gem of a wine well worth seeking out. This cuvée comes 80% from estate fruit.

May 21, 2020
Wine Advocate
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The 2018 Chardonnay has pretty scents of dried leaves, hay and almonds with underlying spicy notes and a core of honeyed white peaches. Medium-bodied, the palate is silky in texture with savory, spicy character, seamless freshness and a long finish. 6,158 cases produced.

Erin Brooks, July 23, 2020
Wine Spectator
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Rich and finely textured, with concentrated pastry accents to the peach cobbler and baked apple flavors. Very spicy midpalate, showing buttery hints on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 6,158 cases made.

Kim Marcus, August 31, 2020

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