I'm one of the few winemakers making single-vineyard wines. It's a challenge. In my case, obviously, an irresistible challenge. It exemplifies everything that attracted me to winemaking in the first place. I love to take the grapes from a particular site and let them show me different possibilities in the varietal, to make a wine in which the subtleties of the individual vineyard come through - a wine, you might say, with both a first and last name.
I not only do not add other wines, I don't add yeast. Each wine is fermented with the natural range of native yeasts found in the vineyard. Since I can't fall back on blending different wines, it puts the onus squarely on myself to make each vineyard sing year after year. It's a solo performance - no hiding the baritones in the choir.
I don't pile on the oak and malolactic fermentation. I don't make huge butterbombs. Instead, it's a careful balance - in which high notes sparkle but nothing is overdone and nothing is lost - that gives my wines a definite family resemblance.
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Paul Hobbs CrossBarn Chardonnay 2014
Luminescent pastel gold in color, this chardonnay has an aromatic mélange of stone fruit with hints of lemon zest. The juicy palate is filled with slowly unfolding layers of gala apple, nectarine, and apricot with subtle notes of brioche & lees. The round texture is accentuated by vibrant acidity and ... more
in mixed case $26.95
Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014
This quintessential Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is deep ruby red in color with red cherry and exotic spice aromas of cardamom and star anise. The supple palate unravels in layers with succulent flavors of Santa Rosa plum, raspberry and black tea. Fine tannins round out the finish and are ... more
in mixed case $51.26
Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2014
Highlighting the unique characteristics of the Russian River Valley this chardonnay displays bright golden hues with lifted aromas of citrus, brioche and yellow florals of daffodil and daisy. The long, creamy palate is layered with crisp red apple, apricot and lemon zest that finishes with a hint of minerality. more
in mixed case $41.36
Paul Hobbs Edward James Estate Chardonnay 2014
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 ... more
in mixed case $71.06
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