2015 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay RRV

Year: 2015
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 91-92
Vinous Media: 90-92
Connoisseurs' Guide: 91
James Suckling: 92-93
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.1%
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"Zeroes in on a core of lively, citrus-infused green apple, melon, tangerine and honeydew flavors, revealing a light kiss of smoky, toasty oak that adds dimension. Drink now through 2020. 4,679 cases made. –JL " (WS)

"The 2015 Chardonnay explodes on the nose and palate with sheer power, delivering full-throttle tropical fruit and allspice flavors with a touch of buttered toast. The full-bodied palate has a lovely savory edge that offsets the fruit beautifully, with just enough freshness and a very long finish." (WA)

"The 2015 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is round, succulent and open-knit, all qualities that will make it easy to drink upon release. In 2015, the Russian River Chardonnay has a bit more richness than it often does. This is another strong vintage for this consistently outstanding, widely available Chardonnay." (VM)

"Very rich with a wealth of extracted, fully ripe fruit with plenty of sweet oak in support, this effusive, very deep and particularly well-polished, impressively stuffed wine is both outgoing and structured to grow for years. It is solid and fleshy and firm all at once with a wonderfully sustained sense of juicy fruit, and its many accessible attractions notwithstanding, we would argue strongly against overly hasty drinking. Reviewed: January 2018" (CG)

"A layered and rich wine with cooked-apple and -lemon character. Round and phenolic. Flan and light butterscotch. Lovely potential." (JS)