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2017 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ulises Valdez Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 95 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 171188-2017

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    (80% new oak) Sweet aromas of marzipan, nuts and vanillin oak. Broad and dry, in a rather warm style. Less crisp and intense than the Richard Dinner bottling.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    One of the finest viticultural managers in northern California is Ulises Valdez, and his 2004 Chardonnay Ulises Valdez Vineyard boasts a wonderful leesy/brioche character intermixed with honeysuckle, orange rind, tangerine, and hazelnut notes. With great fruit, full body, and superb intensity as well as concentration, it should drink well for 5-6 years.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2015
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Rich and creamy, both in flavor and texture, with vanilla, fig and melon flavors that are smooth and polished, finishing with a dash of herb and sage.
    Drink Dates: 2006-2009
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: cpcolliton
  • Self | Rating: 98

    more on the lemon side. light and delicious. not oaky. haven't had such unique Chard before. loved it
    Author: Seaway J
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

  • 63 bottles owned
  • 26 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 26 collectors)