Paulhobbs chardonnay rrv

Chardonnay, Edward James Estate 2015

Paul Hobbs Winery

The appearance of this 2015 Chardonnay from the Edward James Estate approaches opalescence with a lemon yellow hue, touched by a chlorophyllic green tint. On the nose, vivid aromas of citrus fruit and a hint of shaved ginger are accented by delicate white florals and wet river rock. Rich flavors of brioche, honeysuckle and Bosc pear ride a pure backbone of focused, crunchy acidity. Enjoy with fresh summer salads, herbed goat cheese or grilled wild Alaskan halibut. Serve at 45°-50° F.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma Valley
Appellation/ava:
Russian River Valley
Vineyard designation:
Edward James Estate Vineyard
Vintage:
2015
Wine type:
White
Grape:
Chardonnay
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
97

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Aging:
67% new French oak (15 months sur lie)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
450

Reviews

  • "96-97 points. This is really crazy with so much raw ginger and intensity on the palate. White pepper too. Full and layered yet lively and flavorful. Very serious." (James Suckling)
  • "92-94 points. With baked pineapples, guava and spice box notes plus a touch of cedar, the 2015 Chardonnay Edward James Estate fills the palate with powerful tropical fruit and spice flavors, supported with a lively line of freshness, and finishing long with some ginger coming through." (Wine Advocate)

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