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2020 Paul Hobbs Winery Chardonnay "Russian River Valley"

Paul Hobbs 2020 Russian River Chardonnay

Winery: Paul Hobbs Winery

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River Valley"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: 4,863

KWG Score: 94.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: September 9, 2022

Wine Review: This gold-colored Chardonnay from Paul Hobbs opens with a ginger and poached Bosc pear bouquet with hints of oak and lemon. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, rich, and slightly viscous. The flavor profile is a concentrated Granny Smith apple tart and Christmas spice blend with notes of toasted oak, chamomile tea and butter. We also detected some hints of pineapple, almond and chalky minerality. The finish is dry, and its flavors linger and last for quite some time. I would pair this opulent Chardonnay with lobster bisque. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Crafted with precision from six pedigreed sites comes a wine that beams with pale straw hue. The newest vintage brings wonderful aromatic intensity: candied lemon peel, white florals followed by crisp green apple. A creamy and viscous texture on the palate is buoyed by white nectarine and dried apricot that’s balanced with a vibrant acidity, bringing focus to the wine’s finish that lingers with hints of flinty mineral notes.

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