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1997 Paul Hobbs Winery Chardonnay Kunde Vineyard Sonoma Valley
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1997 Paul Hobbs Winery Chardonnay Kunde Vineyard Sonoma Valley

Wine Details

Vineyard

Paul Hobbs

Varietal

Chardonnay

Wine Description

Clear yellow straw, opalescent; honey, orange blossom, crème caramel, pear and apricot, spicy apple aromas; rich mouthful of ripe peaches and pear, smooth and lingering on the finish with a note of vanilla and butterscotch. The vines for these grapes eke out an existence on a small dry-farmed hillside block just above the winery.

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Vineyard

Paul Hobbs

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White Wine

Vintages

1999 1998

Clear yellow straw, opalescent; honey, orange blossom, crème caramel, pear and apricot, spicy apple aromas; rich mouthful of ripe peaches and pear, smooth and lingering on the finish with a note of vanilla and butterscotch. The vines for these grapes eke out an existence on a small dry-farmed hillside block just above the winery.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine.com
    Pale straw color; aromas of ripe pear, apple, fig and pure citrus; flavors are focused and structured; orange peel and creme caramel are accented by rich vanilla bean, toasty oak, infused with a subtle note of minerality. The mid-palate is broad and firm with a smooth, velvety texture resulting in a long, clean finish. This powerful and elegant wine is the perfect accompaniment to oysters or even sushi. Alcohol 14.4%
  • Vintage Chart
    Rating for United States-California: 92 (good year)

    Drinkability: quite possibly over the hill