Paul Hobbs

2018 Russian River Chardonnay

   

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Producer Profile

Raised on a farm on the east coast of the United States, Paul Hobbs grew up in a tee-total household but this did not stop his first taste of wine being Chateau Y'quem. It is tempting to say 'and the rest is history' and leave it at that, but there is so much more to this man.

Paul came to winemaking via studying to be a doctor and this scientific background and attention to detail has helped hone his approach to crafting wonderfully precise, complex wines in California, and around the world. He has famously been called the 'Steve Jobs' of wine by Forbes magazine and it is clear he is a driven perfectionist whose hard work has paid off with numerous 100 points scores from the critics. However, to stop there would do Paul an injustice. Notwithstanding his mainstream winemaking training at USC Davis, Paul has been a long advocate of low intervention methods.

Winemaking

Hand-harvested at night the whole clusters are sent direct to press, whilst still cold from the field. Barrel fermented with indigenous yeats taking 4 months for completion. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel and then aged for 10 months in French Oak Barrels, 55% New and 5 months in stainless steel. Aged sur lies with bi-weekly bâtonnage. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Oak Treatment

Time: 12 months
Type: French
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 55

Tasting Note

The quintessential Russian River Valley Chardonnay, this wine offers a lustrous pale straw hue and lively aromas of citrus, nectarine and yellow flowers. The supple texture and seamlessly structured palate are layered with white peach, apricot, lemon zest and apple. Notes of minerality linger over the long, pleasurable finish.

  • Alcohol Content: 14.5%
  • Country of Origin: Usa
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Grape Variety: Chardonnay
  • Product Code: U407401181

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