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2013 Paul Hobbs - Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard

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  • 90 WS
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SKU: 51851-2013-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Shows off the pithy citrus skin zest of the vintage, yet exhibits extra depth and dimension, with the flavors gaining traction and length. Drink now. 329 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2013 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard comes from Sonoma Mountain and offers more baking spice, earthiness, oak and plenty of honey and richness. It is a top-notch success and less oaky than previous renditions have tended to be. Drink it over the next 4-7years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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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.

    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 28 bottles owned
    • 11 collectors