2009 Paul Hobbs "Crossbarn" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A stunning bargain is the 2009 Chardonnay CrossBarn, which was aged in 75% stainless steel, was put through 100% malolactic, and 15% was barrel fermented in order to provide a subtle hint of spice. Made in a steely, Chablis-like style, it offers up full-bodied tropical fruit notes intermixed with hints of honeysuckle and crushed rocks. Drink this 4,000-case beauty over the next several years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Greenish gold. Zesty floral nose displays lemon pith, lime and white pepper, plus a sexy note of honeysuckle. Bright but dense and supple, offering juicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a kiss of candied flowers. Finishes with good clarity, cut and spicy persistence.
Appealing for its pineapple-laced flavors, this is full-bodied, with green apple, citrus and melon flavors that gain depth and velocity. Drink now through 2013. (Web-2011)
Opalescent pale yellow in color, with refreshing aromas of crisp gala apple and lime zest, this Chardonnay is mouth-filling and lively from start to finish. A burst of bright stone fruit opens to silky layers of apple, pear and citrus that glide over the palate; yeasty overtones and mineral notes add elegance over a long finish.