Paulhobbs chardonnay rrv

Chardonnay, Edward James Estate 2014

Paul Hobbs Winery

From the heritage selections of chardonnay planted in our Edward James Estate Vineyard, named for Paul’s great-grandfather, this pale straw-hued wine boasts intriguing aromas of baking spices, Anjou pear, white peach, and exotic hints of ginger. Concentrated, rich and vibrant on the palate, layers of juicy fruit are underpinned by refreshing acidity. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 65% new.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma Valley
Appellation/ava:
Russian River Valley
Vineyard designation:
Edward James Estate Vineyard
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
White
Grape:
Chardonnay
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
94

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Aging:
52% new French oak (12 months sur lie)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
631

Reviews

  • "94 points. The 2014 Chardonnay Edward James Estate delivers butterscotch, beeswax and brioche notes over peach cobbler, pineapple paste and marmite. The full-bodied palate provides powerful flavors, supported by a solid backbone of freshness and a satiny texture, finishing with a lingering peachiness." (Wine Advocate)
  • "93 points. The 2014 Chardonnay Edward James Estate is another deep, powerful wine. Here it is the wine's vertical structure and power that stand out. Candied orange peel, spice, mint and a touch of French oak give the wine its exotic feel. Even so, the Edward James remains medium in body. This is a strong showing." (vinous)

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