- Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Chardonnay 2014 Product #30493 (In Stock)
A fascinating blend of rich, ripe, buttery fruit and a touch of lemony, citrusy, snap. Big aromas of tropical fruit, ginger, spice, and tangy butter on the nose lead to a palate of green pear, apple, and pineapple. You'll feel the limited new oak more than taste it - it gives the wine body and depth - and love the crisp, clean, lightly buttered finish.
"The less expensive label for Paul Hobbs is his Crossbarn label. He has done a magnificent job of elevating the quality of these wines, which are all made from purchased fruit. Take, for example, the Crossbarn 2014 Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast. There are over 16,000 cases of this wine, which is bone-dry. Ten percent is barrel-fermented, and the rest aged in steel, so it is essentially a naked style of Chardonnay, and the 2014 is just a beauty, with crisp acidity, notes of apple blossom, tangerine oil and honeyed lemons in an extroverted, beautifully pure and natural style. This is delicious, and a terrific value in Chardonnay to drink over the next few years."Wine Advocate 92 points
- Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River 2013 Product #29461 (In Stock)
"The 2013 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is bright, focused and energetic in the glass. Lemon oil, white flowers and saline notes are some of the signatures. The 2013 is shaping up to be a beauty." Antonio Galloni 90-92 points
"Paul Hobbs is undoubtedly one of the world’s finest consultants, and as Americans we’re lucky to have this New York State-born winemaking guru right in the heart of the Russian River...The 2013 Chardonnay Russian River displays lots of orange blossom and honeysuckle characteristics in a full-bodied, exuberant style with admirable minerality as well as good acidity. Drink now-2019."Wine Advocate 91-93 points