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Date Printed: 4/21/2015
Paul Hobbs Russian River Chardonnay 2006
Paul Hobbs Russian River Chardonnay 2006
(search item no. 98364)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/21/2015: $43.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our appellation release of chardonnay exemplifies all the verve and personality of the 2006 vintage. An opalescent pale straw hue carries an expressive nose that sings with heady aromas of white flowers, honeysuckle and citrus oil, preparing the senses for a palate creamy in texture and bursting with flavors of tropical fruit and custard. A touch of citrus refreshes on the finish.

"The 2006 Chardonnay Russian River offers abundant amounts of hazelnut and tropical fruits in an elegant, medium-bodied style. Drink this beauty over the next 2-3 years."
91 Points
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
December 2007

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About Paul Hobbs Winery:

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 finesse, complexity and authenticity; in other words, wines with a sense of place. As a winemaker, Paul is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards along with his pioneering, innovative work with new and historical sites and regions. His success has inspired a wealth of nicknames among the press, from quiet trendsetter to truffle-hunting dog. He founded Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991, Vina Cobos in 1999 and is a leading consultant winemaker around the globe.