2014 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard

Year: 2014
Appellation: Sonoma Mountain
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 96
Vinous Media: 91-93
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.1%
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"Wow – I just love the intense nose of grapefruit essence and mandarin peels on 2014 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard with underlying yuzu, baker’s yeast and toasted almond hints. Full-bodied and voluptuously fruited in the mouth, it explodes with citrus intensity, plus it has a seamless backbone of acidity to inject vitality and wonderful length. Just gorgeous." (WA)

"The 2014 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard is quite rich and ample on the palate, as it so often is. Ripe orchard fruit, dried flowers, mint and honey fill out the wine's broad frame nicely. This is an especially big vintage for the Richard Dinner. At the same time, I suspect the 2014 will perk up a bit after the final SO2 additions, as it is just a little bit flat today." (VM)

Winery Notes:
An exceptional source for chardonnay, this vineyard has been a pillar in our portfolio since 1991. Its gleaming golden hue draws you in where you are received by rich aromas of brioche, Gravenstein apple and lemon zest. An elegant, pristine palate leads with lemon zest, honeycomb, and raw almonds, and finishes with crushed gravel and wet stone.