• WS: 86

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  • RP: 91

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Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Sonoma Mountain Cuvée Agustina Richard Dinner Vineyard 2006

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93 points Connoisseurs' Guide: Continuing Mr. Hobbs tradition of pushing this vineyard for all it has to offer, he has here authored a wine of amazing depth and density, yet as is the case with the wines from this side-of-the-mountain location, this one has both weight and balance on its side. And as our recent vertical tasting of these wines has shown, the obvious charms of youth are then exceeded by the complex, layered characteristics that take over as the wine ages. Enjoy its ripe citrus and apple fruit now or wait a bit for the wine to fill out. (Oct 2008)

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Paul Hobbs Winery:
Paul Hobbs Winery sprouted from the passion of one man: Paul Hobbs. Paul wasn’t satisfied just becoming Head Enologist of Robert Mondavi’s Opus One in 1981, or becoming Vice-President/Winemaker of Simi Winery in 1989. No, he wanted to create his very own grapes, on his own land. This passion led to the creation of Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991. Focused in the Russian River Valley, eac... Read more
Paul Hobbs Winery sprouted from the passion of one man: Paul Hobbs. Paul wasn’t satisfied just becoming Head Enologist of Robert Mondavi’s Opus One in 1981, or becoming Vice-President/Winemaker of Simi Winery in 1989. No, he wanted to create his very own grapes, on his own land. This passion led to the creation of Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991. Focused in the Russian River Valley, each harvest is meticulously captured so as to extract the very best from each grape. This passion started with only three wines in the winery’s repertoire: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon, but the winery quickly grew to produce over a dozen wines. Today, Paul Hobbs still consults other wineries around the globe, including wineries in Chile, Argentina, and Hungary. Read less
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External Reviews for Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Sonoma Mountain Cuvée Agustina Richard Dinner Vineyard

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 90The 2006 Chardonnay Ulises Valdez Vineyard is leaner and more Chablis-like in style. It offers notions of white currants, peaches, and tropical fruits in an austere, less concentrated style than the 2005. A beauty, it should drink nicely for 2-3 years.Wine Tasting NotesOpalescent pale yellow color accompanies a nose brightly scented with green apple and lemon meringue. The boldly-structured, full-bodied palate comes alive on the tongue in a harmonious weave of Asian pear and guava with exotic overtones of green tea and chamomile. A hint of honeysuckle complements the spice and flint that resonate through the lengthy finish.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/31/2008

A smoky Chardonnay that's full of yellow apples, tangy pears and dense fruit structure. A California Chardonnay that's expressive now but certainly has the power to age for a few years to come.



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93 points Connoisseurs' Guide: Continuing Mr. Hobbs tradition of pushing this vineyard for all it has to offer, he has here authored a wine of amazing depth and density, yet as is the case with the wines from this side-of-the-mountain location, this one has both weight and balance on its side. And as our recent vertical tasting of these wines has shown, the obvious charms of youth are then exceeded by the complex, layered characteristics that take over as the wine ages. Enjoy its ripe citrus and apple fruit now or wait a bit for the wine to fill out. (Oct 2008)

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