Saturday, January 2, 2021
Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Edward James Estate
2017 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Edward James Estate...$85.99
The 2017 Chardonnay Edward James Estate is another Russian River release that has a vivid medium gold color as well as exotic notes of honeyed citrus, pineapple, white flowers, and some salty minerality. It's pure, medium to full-bodied, has a seamless texture, and a great finish. The oak is nicely integrated, and given the overall balance here, it's going to evolve nicely for 7-8 years at a minimum.
Rated 96/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Offers a silky mouthfeel, with crunchy acidity behind the vibrant dried pineapple, baked apple and lemon curd flavors. The fine-textured finish lingers, revealing juicy richness and crisp spiciness. Drink now through 2022. 622 cases made. — KM
Rated 94/100 Wine Spectator