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2004 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Walker Station Vineyard

  • 94 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
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SKU: 51852-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    (from mostly Wente clones, with some small-berried Rued clone too; the crop level here was reportedly less than a ton per acre; 100% new oak) Complex nose offers lemon cream, orange peel, white pepper and spicy oak, with a minty nuance (there is actually wild mint in the vineyard). Spicy, precise and high-pitched, with white fruit and floral flavors. The small berries give the finish a slightly tannic impression. These 30-year-old vines will be replanted soon due to phylloxera and leaf roll virus.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    A superb offering from a cool climate site, the 2004 Chardonnay Walker Station exhibits notes of lemon grass, citrus oil, honeysuckle, and orange blossom. This well-made, full-bodied, ripe effort is gently kissed by subtle French oak. It is a big, well-delineated Chardonnay to drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Enticing aromas of spice, ginger and nutmeg turn rich, smooth and layered on the palate, with sumptuous fig, melon and apricot flavors. Finishes with a long, intricate aftertaste.
    Author: James Laube
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  • When Paul Hobbs founded his eponymous winery in 1991, he set out to produce small lot, hand-crafted, vineyard designate wines. He began with just three - one Chardonnay, one Pinot Noir and one Cabernet Sauvignon.

    Over the years, the small family of wines has grown to over a dozen as numerous new and historic vineyards have captured Hobbs' attention since that first vintage. The current wines are the result of years of perseverance, patience and experimentation in Hobbs' continuing adventure with wine. It is his great hope that the fruit-driven, complex wines he makes with his dedicated team will continue to appeal to many people around the globe.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 32 bottles owned
    • 14 collectors