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2017 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Fraenkle Cheshier Vineyard

  • 93 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 197333-2017

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($70) Hazy greenish-straw color. Musky and leesy, with fresh Meyer lemon and tangerine aromas complicated by a hint of tarragon. Very creamy on the palate, with lush citrus and orchard fruit flavors, gentle acidity and a wild iodine quality that reminded me of what I tasted at Kistler. Full, concentrated chardonnay, with very good finishing power and length.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    From a grand cru quality source, the 2005 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard (225 cases produced; 75% new oak utilized) exhibits ripe, heady, orange marmalade, lemon oil, tropical fruit, and leesy brioche/caramelized characteristics. It possesses fabulous fruit as well as the vintage's hallmark zingy acidity. Enjoy it over the next 4-5 years.
    Drink Dates: 2006-2011
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Superrich, deep and concentrated, with layers of ripe pear, honeysuckle, fig and spice. Ends with a touch of cedary oak.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2010
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2007-2010
    Author: Serl Z
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Excellent PH chardonnay as usual. Lovely straw color with grapefruit, melon and other citrus notes paired with enough oak to find a very nice balance. Great finish results in a good wine start, paired with scallops and other seafood.
    Author: PJ Haveron
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Like butter this wine has a apple nose and delicious fruit and caramel flavor on the palate.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2012
    Author: Conrad K
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

  • 107 bottles owned
  • 34 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 34 collectors)