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Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Sonoma Mountain Cuvée Agustina Richard Dinner Vineyard 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

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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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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Snooth User: ElChamucoBlanco
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3.00 5
11/26/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Sonoma Mountain Cuvée Agustina Richard Dinner Vineyard

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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.


External Review
09/23/2011

"This small


External Review
09/23/2011

"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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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.

Dietary Information: Organic

Aged 16 months in French Oak.

Notes: 16 months in Damy and Seguin Moreau French oak barrels; 63% new

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.7%

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