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Availability: 12 In Stock

Winery: Crossbarn Winery

Region: California - Sonoma County - Sonoma Coast

Alcohol: 14.1%

Grapes: Chardonnay

Wine Style: White - Buttery and Complex

Food Pairing: Pork, Rich Fish (slamon, tuna, etc), Vegetarian, Chicken, Mushrooms

Reviews: 92 Points James Suckling, 90 Points Robert Parker, 90 Points Vinous, 90 Points Jeb Dunnuck

Winemaker Notes & Critical Acclaim:

Hailing from cool parcels within the Sonoma Coast appellation, the wine showcases bright straw yellow and opens with aromas of slate, lemon rind, and honeysuckle. Alluring flavors of Gala apple skin and white stone fruit are balanced by a crisp and flinty mineral texture on the midpalate that epitomizes the fruit grown on these fog-washed vineyards. The vibrant acidity provides precision and length that drives a lingering finish. - Winemaker Note

A delicious, bright and fruity white with sliced-apple and honey character. Medium body. Crisp acidity to the lovely fruit. Subtle and clean. - 92 Points James Suckling

The 2018 Chardonnay from Crossbarn is made without oak and bottled early to preserve a clean, crisp style. It has an inviting nose of Red Delicious apples, warm hay, clover honey, saline and crushed shell with loads of warm stone fruits and a toasty note. Light to medium-bodied, it struts the line between fresh citrus and savory character, finishing lifted and refreshing, with a touch of texture. - 90 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2018 Chardonnay is an absolutely delicious, affordable wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Citrus, floral and green orchard fruit notes are nicely lifted in this very pretty, energetic Chardonnay. - 90 Points Vinous

The 2018 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast has a bright, exuberant bouquet of tropical fruits and citrus to go with a medium-bodied, juicy, elegant style on the palate. With good fruit, bright acidity, and a clean finish, it's well worth its going rate. - 90 Points Jeb Dunnuck

About The Producer:

Growing up on a working farm in upstate New York, Paul experienced first-hand the influence of terroir on the character of fruit, when his father had him taste apples of the same variety grown in different orchards several miles apart from one another. The diversity of flavors and textures made an impression on him and would later influence his approach to winemaking. One of eleven children, Paul helped his father achieve a lifelong dream of transforming some of the farm's acreage from apples, nuts and peaches to wine grapes.

As a winemaker, Paul is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards, and for his pioneering spirit in working innovatively with new and historical sites and regions. His success has inspired a wealth of nicknames among the press, from quiet trendsetter to prospector to truffle-hunting dog. Initially hired by Robert Mondavi for his advanced understanding of oak aging, he was soon promoted to the inaugural Opus One winemaking team. Following his Mondavi experience Paul joined Simi Winery as Winemaker before going on to consult for Peter Michael, Fisher Vineyards, Lewis Cellars, Bodegas Catena and others. Having founded Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991 and Vina Cobos in 1999, he continues to be a leading consultant winemaker around the globe.

CrossBarn began as just one small lot of Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2000 vintage but its popularity has inspired the introduction of chardonnay and pinot noir, to make a family of three. With CrossBarn, Paul ventures beyond the vineyards sourced for Paul Hobbs wines while holding to his ideals of sustainable vineyard practices and gentle winemaking techniques, to bring you wines of stunning quality and exceptional value.

Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018

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