US-PHB-33-18

Chardonnay 'Ross Station Estate', Paul Hobbs

Chardonnay 'Ross Station Estate', Paul Hobbs

These vines grow under the thoughtful watch of the Ross Family farmhouse, built in the 1850’s. The former peach orchard’s gently rolling hills provide a nurturing environment for the vines, optimizing flavor and vineyard expression.

• Hand harvested at night
• Whole cluster to press, cold
• Barrel fermented, indigenous yeasts, 8 months to completion
• Spontaneous malolactic fermentation concurrent with alcoholic fermentation
• Aged 12 months in French oak barrels, 64% new
• Coopers: François Frères, Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour and Gauthier
• Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage
• Unfined and unfiltered

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
95

James Suckling

Score:
95
Date:
2020-02-14
Review:
Lovely layered white with sliced dried apples and pears and some apricots. Plenty of vanilla and cream character, too. Custard. Full-bodied and rich, yet fresh at the same time. Drink or hold.