Limited new release from Paul Hobbs.96 Points Robert Parker: "The full-bodied 2013 Chardonnay Ross Station Estate exhibits more honeyed melon, mango and cooler tropical fruits than the Ellen Lane or Edward James. Drink now-2021....Paul Hobbs is undoubtedly one of the world’s finest consultants, and as Americans we’re lucky to have this New York State-born winemaking guru right in the heart of the Russian River, turning out a bevy of wines from both Napa (reviewed in issue 215) and the following items from their estate vineyards in Sonoma as well as from purchased fruit. Hobbs has a separate entity now, which is aimed at producing good value wines under the Cross Barn by Paul Hobbs moniker. There’s some juicy, high-quality stuff in these cuvées."
Between Cullen and Kumeu these were my top 3 Chardonnay that I tasted on the day.
Between Cullen and Kumeu these were my top 3 Chardonnay that I tasted on the day.9.3
Excellent. Worth the wait to open.
Excellent. Worth the wait to open.9.4
Crisp mineral driven flinty mersault like Chardonnay...light citrus, bright
Crisp mineral driven flinty mersault like Chardonnay...light citrus, bright8.6
Paul T- Huntington Beach
Couldn't end the night on a sour note.
Couldn't end the night on a sour note.9.5
Beautiful minerality showing here!
Beautiful minerality showing here!9.3