Paul Hobbs Chardonnay (Russian River) 2017

  • Type: White
  • Producer: Paul Hobbs
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Country: USA
  • Region: California
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D7486
Special Price $59.95 Regular Price $69.95
In stock
Paul Hobbs Chardonnay (Russian River) 2017 is available to buy in increments of 1

Composed of pedigreed sites that are defined by the region’s cooling fog and warm afternoon sunshine, the wine exhibits a youthful pale straw color in the glass and aromas of tangerine, white florals, and shaved ginger. Lively flavors of white peach and Gravenstein apple emerge on the palate that give way to complex flavors of baking spice and pie crust that add a round texture to accompany its bright acidity, framing the long finish. Try paired with Gruyère cheese or pan seared scallops with soft herbs. Serve at 45°-50° F.
Winery Notes

94 pts Jeb Dunnuck

Leading off the Chardonnays from Hobbs, the 2017 Chardonnay Russian River Valley comes from multiple sites and spent ten months in 55% new French oak. Its medium gold color is followed by a rich, upfront bouquet of Caramelized pineapple, tangerine, honeysuckle, spice, and a touch of toasted nuts. It's rich, concentrated, has beautiful mid-palate heft, and nicely integrated acidity. It's a rocking wine as well as a great introduction into the wines of this great winemaker.

93 pts James Suckling

Dried apricots, mangoes, apricot pie and spices. Medium-bodied with layers of stone and even tropical fruit, bright acidity and a medium-long finish. So well defined and focused. Drink now.

92 pts Wine Advocate

The 2017 Chardonnay has a wonderful perfume of apple pie and grated nutmeg with notes of wet hay, honeycomb, cheese rind and peach cobbler plus touches of crushed stone, mushroom and wet bark. The palate is medium to full-bodied, rounded and silky with intense, savory flavor layers and bright acidity kicking in on long the finish. 5,964 cases produced.

91 pts Vinous

The 2017 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is a pretty, classy wine that captures the essence of Paul Hobbs' style. Apricot, tangerine, chamomile, lemon confit and dried flowers are all nicely layered together in this open-knit Chardonnay. Drink it over the next handful of years. Drinking window: 2020 - 2025.