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2014 Paul Hobbs 'Ellen Lane' Chardonnay Russian River Valley

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Previously known as Walker Station vineyard, this is Paul's own Estate Vineyard in the Green Valley subzone of Russian river, with 5.5 acres of hillside vines replanted in 2007. Parker adored this Chardonnay, saying it "exhibits more gravelly, wet pebble notes and loads of uplifted aromatics, including peach, pineapple, orange rind and lemon blossom. It is again a complex style of Chardonnay made from a cold microclimate." We scored a small parcel, so grab this one while it lasts!

 
 
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The name Paul Hobbs is synonymous with fine California winemaking. Born into a farming family in New York, Paul borrowed early life experience to reinvent modern winemaking by employing a classical approach that pays the utmost attention to quality farming and treating the fruit minimally so that it can convey a true sense of place. While his uncanny ability to ferret out unique and expressive vineyards and undiscovered regions has only enhanced his reputation, a resume that includes winemaking stints at Opus One and Simi, as well as consulting projects with Peter Michael, Fisher Vineyards and Lewis has helped position himself as one of California's best guiding hands in the cellar. All the wine projects lucky enough to be associated with Paul Hobbs are farmed sustainably. Furthermore, crop yields are kept low to boost flavor intensity, grapes are sorted by hand, juice is turned to wine with the aid of native yeasts and the wines are bottled without fining or filtration. Paul's reach spans far and wide, with his own wineries Paul Hobbs and CrossBarn in California, and ViƱa Cobos in Argentina. Word on the street is that he's even got his hands on grapes from Chile, Uruguay, France and Armenia. He's got us wondering, what will this globetrotting winemaker do next?

About Paul Hobbs
Item Code:
1WPHO14CH3EL
Wine Type:
White Wine
Winemaker:
Paul Hobbs
Score: WA:
95-97
Country:
USA
Varietal:
Chardonnay
Appellation:
Sonoma
Sub-Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Vineyard:
Ellen Lane
Total Varietal Composition in %:
100% Chardonnay
Measure:
750 ML BOTTLE

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