US-PHB-33-16

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:
2016
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White