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Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Sonoma Mountain Cuvée Agustina Richard Dinner Vineyard 2008
Our most limited chardonnay is sourced from a tiny parcel within the gravelly acreage of this small, hillside property. The barrel selection named in honor of Paul's daughter Agustina finds opulence and finesse in stunning balance. Luminescent pale yellow in color, it is brightly scented with spiced pear and honeysuckle. The mouth-filling palate unfolds in velvety, well-articulated layers of fresh Fuji apple, kumquat, yeasty brioche and vanilla bean with white ginger and flinty minerality enlivening the enduring finish of this distinctive chardonnay.
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Bright yellow-gold. Initially reticent, mineral-driven nose hints at green apple, white flowers and iodine. Juicy and tight, with bright acidity and a distinctly saline, character to its citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Becomes smokier on the back half and finishes with very good clarity and lingering spiciness.
The generic 2007 Chardonnay Russian River exhibits plenty of lemon and orange blossoms as well as hints of pineapple, oak, and earth. Full-bodied with abundant opulence and flavors, it should drink nicely for 3ndash;4 years.
The only blended Chardonnay made by Hobbs, sourced from four vineyards in the cooler, southern portion of the Russian River Valley. Pale yellow with a slight opalescence; the aromatics reveal citrus and cregrave;me brucirc;leacute;e with a hint of roasted coffee. The palate displays rich flavors of sauteacute;ed fig, apple, and nectarine with just a touch of spearmint. An underlying and intriguing minerality component adds beauty and complexity. Well-balanced and focused, and complemented by a lengthy finish.
The elegant 2004 Chardonnay Russian River offers up notions of citrus oil and white peaches in a medium-bodied, refreshing style with great fruit as well as subtle wood. Drink it over the next 2ndash;3 years.
The 2006 Chardonnay Russian River offers abundant amounts of hazelnut and tropical fruits in an elegant, medium-bodied style. Drink this beauty over the next 2ndash;3 years.
"The lively character and bright acidity of the 2008 vintage are a perfect complement to this wine's assertive personality and rich
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Dietary Information: Organic
Aged 16 months in French Oak.
Notes: 16 months in Damy and Seguin Moreau French oak barrels; 63% new
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