Paul Hobbs Kunde Vineyard Chardonnay 1998

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 20041
  • white wine
  • W&S88
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS91

Winemaker's Notes

Rich concentrated aromas of baked apple, smoked hazelnut, and apricot. The palate is filled with intense flavors of ripe peach, nectarine, and guava. The oak flavors are well integrated and enhance the structure. There is a nice mineral edge to the lingering finish. This is a showy wine with very approachable flavors that should continue to evolve complexity in the bottle for the next few years. Alcohol 14.3%

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Paul Hobbs has built his winery's portfolio from the ground up on a foundation of strong, collaborative relationships with the growers of some of Napa's and Sonoma's most compelling and historical properties. Meticulous vineyard management followed by minimally-invasive winemaking techniques is Paul Hobbs approach for producing wines that express their vineyard origins with utmost...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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