Paul Hobbs CrossBarn Chardonnay 2019
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
Clear with pale lemon hues, the wine bursts with aromas of fresh pear, citrus, and wet stone. Lifted notes of white peach, green apple, and white flower mingle with crisp acidity and chalky texture, leading to a long and juicy finish, capturing its Sonoma Coast origins. 90% stainless steel, 10% neutral oak barrels.
Robert Parker 90 Points "The 2019 Chardonnay is fresh and bright, offering aromas of green pears, baker's yeast, crushed stone and white blossoms. The palate is medium-bodied, silky and uplifted with crisp fruits and a mineral driven finish."
Coming from the incredibly talented team of Paul Hobbs under his Crossbarn label, the 2019 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast boasts a light gold hue as well as a racy, vibrant, medium-bodied style carrying lots of crushed citrus, lemon, and sappy herb-like aromas and flavors. Nicely balanced, it plays in the more vibrant, acid-driven side of the spectrum yet has a beautiful finish. It’s just a classic Sonoma Coast Chardonnay that will undoubtedly keep for at least 3-5 years.
The 2019 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is bright and finely cut, with loads of citrus peel, white flowers, mint and white pepper. This vibrant, steely Chardonnay has so much to offer. This is the first vintage in which the malo is blocked, leading to a style that emphasizes freshness. Most of the fruit is now estate.