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Paul Hobbs 'Crossbarn' Chardonnay 2017
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Paul Hobbs 'Crossbarn' Chardonnay 2017

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Wine Advocate 91
"The 2017 Chardonnay opens with exuberant green guava, warm peaches and pineapple notions with touches of almond croissant and acacia honey. Medium to full-bodied, the concentrated palate is packed with tropical and stone fruit flavors with a pleasant oiliness to the texture and a long savory finish. 23,313 cases were made."

Vinous Media 91
"The 2017 Chardonnay is quite lush in this vintage, with a bit more textural depth and richness than is the norm. ... read more
Item ID: #31099
Shelf at store10e
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Screw Cap

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Wine Advocate 91
"The 2017 Chardonnay opens with exuberant green guava, warm peaches and pineapple notions with touches of almond croissant and acacia honey. Medium to full-bodied, the concentrated palate is packed with tropical and stone fruit flavors with a pleasant oiliness to the texture and a long savory finish. 23,313 cases were made."

Vinous Media 91
"The 2017 Chardonnay is quite lush in this vintage, with a bit more textural depth and richness than is the norm. Apricot, peach, wild flowers, butter and touch of tropical inflections are some of the signatures in this racy, open-knit Chardonnay from Paul Hobbs' Crossbarn label. -- Antonio Galloni"

Tasting Notes
"listening straw yellow with a faint green hue and fragrant aromas of white flower, Asian pear, and wet stone underpin the wine’s expression of its true Sonoma Coast roots. Alluring stone fruit flavors carry the palate along with hints of citrus and honeysuckle that evolve into a creamy mid-palate before ending in a long, clean finish with crisp acidity." Produced using hand-harvested fruit from carefully selected vineyards within the Sonoma Coast appellation, CrossBarn Chardonnay offers structure and weight in balance with pure concentrated fruit.

Winemaking
Hand-harvested grapes
Pressed whole-cluster
92% stainless, 8% barrel fermented
Native and selected yeast strains
100% Native malolactic fermentation
5 months sur lie; weekly bâtonnage
Assemblage February 2018
Minimal SO2 additions
Bottled unfined

The Winery
Growing up on a working farm in upstate New York, Paul experienced first-hand the influence of terroir on the character of fruit, when his father had him taste apples of the same variety grown in different orchards several miles apart from one another. The diversity of flavors and textures made an impression on him and would later influence his approach to winemaking. One of eleven children, Paul helped his father achieve a lifelong dream of transforming some of the farm’s acreage from apples, nuts and peaches to wine grapes.

As a winemaker, Paul is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards, and for his pioneering spirit in working innovatively with new and historical sites and regions. His success has inspired a wealth of nicknames among the press, from quiet trendsetter to prospector to truffle-hunting dog. Initially hired by Robert Mondavi for his advanced understanding of oak aging, he was soon promoted to the inaugural Opus One winemaking team. Following his Mondavi experience Paul joined Simi Winery as Winemaker before going on to consult for Peter Michael, Fisher Vineyards, Lewis Cellars, Bodegas Catena and others. Having founded Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991 and Vina Cobos in 1999, he continues to be a leading consultant winemaker around the globe.

CrossBarn began as just one small lot of Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2000 vintage but its popularity has inspired the introduction of chardonnay, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc and more. With CrossBarn, Paul ventures beyond the vineyards sourced for Paul Hobbs wines while holding to his ideals of sustainable vineyard practices and gentle winemaking techniques, to bring you wines of stunning quality and exceptional value.

Paul Hobbs Wines

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If you are looking for Paul Hobbs, you will most likely find him in a vineyard. Growing up on a working farm in upstate New York, Paul experienced first-hand the influence of terroir on the character of fruit, when his father had him taste apples of the same variety grown in different orchards several miles apart from one another. The diversity of flavors and textures made an impression on him and would later influence his approach to winemaking.

As a winemaker, Paul is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards, and for his pioneering spirit in working innovatively with new and historical sites and regions. His success has inspired a wealth of nicknames among the press, from quiet trendsetter to prospector to truffle-hunting dog. Hired by Robert Mondavi for his advanced understanding of oak aging, he went on to become winemaker for Opus One and Simi wineries, and then consultant to Peter Michael, Fisher, Lewis, Catena and others. He founded Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991.

Paul knows that the essence of profound wines can be traced back to meticulous care and expertise in the vineyard. Meticulous vineyard management followed by minimally?invasive winemaking techniques is his approach to producing wines that express their vineyard origins with utmost finesse, complexity, and authenticity; in other words, wines with a sense of place. Fermented with native yeasts and aged in French oak, all are bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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William

Great Product!

"Paul Hobbs produces very good wines and for him to put his name on it convinced me to try it. I was not disappointed!"