The 2011 Chardonnay Edward James Estate is another highly attractive wine. Nuanced, layered and beautiful, the Edward James is a wine of considerable potential. Sweet floral and spice notes meld into subtle fruit in a wine that is all about subtlety. In 2011, Hobbs did not make his two clonal selection wines from this site, as he did in 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2019.
Author: Antonio Galloni
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92
Bright gold. A complex, heady bouquet evokes quince, pear skin, ginger and jasmine, along with a strong mineral overtone. Taut and linear on entry, then fleshier in the mid-palate, offering vibrant, smoke- and lees-accented citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a hint of candied ginger. Finishes spicy and clean, with impressive focus and a lingering floral quality..
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: May/June 2013
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90
Rich and expressive, with intense honeydew melon, pear and floral spice notes on the nose and palate, fanning out and gaining depth on the finish.