2016 Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay

SKU #1380325 95 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2016 Chardonnay Russian River Valley is a beauty that shines on all accounts. Aged 10 months on lees in 45% new French oak, it reveals a gold, slightly green-tinged color to go with awesome notes of caramelized citrus, freshly crushed rocks, spice, and a distinct salinity. It’s clean, medium to full-bodied, beautifully layered, and just a head-turning Chardonnay well worth seeking out. These latest releases from Paul Hobbs are pretty much sensational across the board and Hobbs’ finds a rare mix of purity and elegance matched to richness and concentration that hits all my sweet spots. Hobbs commented that 2016 was a perfect vintage where everything came together easily, and the resulting wines have a terrific sense of elegance, purity an balance that make them already irresistible, yet will also allow them to age gracefully. In addition, the lineup is easy to understand; Hobbs makes an appellation blend Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and two single vineyards of each variety. Inner quote mark (6/2018)

92 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A creamy white with some mangoes and sliced lemons. Medium body, a round and soft texture and hints of lemon rind. Inner quote mark (2/2018)

92 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2016 Chardonnay features a wonderfully spicy nose of nutmeg, ginger ale and coriander seed with a core of Bosc pears, ripe nectarines and applesauce. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has fantastic freshness with a zippy acid line lifting all those fantastic spices to a good long finish. (LPB) Inner quote mark (6/2018)

91 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2016 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is just as delicious from bottle as it was from barrel. Lemon confit, apricot, hazelnut, chamomile and dried flowers are nicely layered throughout. Rich and textured in the glass, with terrific balance, the 2016 has a ton to offer. (AG) Inner quote mark (5/2019)

91 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Clean and perfumed, with floral, white peach and citrus blossom scents that are elegant and refined. Drink now. (JL) Inner quote mark (7/2018)

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