Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2005

$39.99

SKU 1286

750ml

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This wine is our ambassador for Russian River Valley chardonnay and is produced as a blend from select properties neighboring our winery and estate vineyard. The 2005 is opalescent, pale gold in color and fragrant with citrus blossom and lime rind. Abundant, full-bodied flavors of pear juice, ripe apple and toasted almond coat the mouth and frame a wine of considerable finesse that finishes with pleasing minerality.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Paul Hobbs
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
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Wine SpectatorThis is still a bit awkward, but rich and concentrated, with smoky, cedary oak now holding an edge over the ripe pear and floral notes. The finish holds a focus on the fruit. Drink now through 2010.

James Laube, July 31, 2007