2015 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard

Year: 2015
Appellation: Sonoma Mountain
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 95-97
Vinous Media: 91-93
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"Ultrarich and deeply extracted, this is potent and concentrated, with tiers of fig, anise, honeydew, apricot and apple, revealing a pithy tannic presence and a long finish. Drink now through 2021. -J.L." (WS)

"The 2015 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard leaps from the glass with intense grapefruit, lemon zest and green mango notes over hints of toasted almonds and baking bread. Full-bodied and beautifully structured with a lovely backbone of acidity, the intense citrus and saline flavors just go on and on." (WA)

"The 2015 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard is deep, powerful and intense. It is also one of the least expressive wines in this range. Perhaps the mountain phenolics need time to soften a bit. Today, the Dinner comes across as raw and not as formed as the other Chardonnays in the lineup." (VM)

Winery Notes:
We have been sourcing chardonnay from the Dinner family’s Sonoma Mountain vineyard since the winery’s inception in 1991. With this vintage, fruit from a new block adds even more depth, complexity and richness to this already impressive wine. A delicate pale straw with a slight hue of green to the rim, this wine captivates the senses with aromas of white peach, guava and lemon-lime. The opulent palate unveils layers of white fig, Bosc pear and crème brûlée, leading to a polished, mineral-driven finish, a signature characteristic of this vineyard.