CPH-519

Chardonnay, ‘Ellen Lane Estate’, Paul Hobbs

Ellen Lane Vineyard, a small hillside estate in Green Valley, produces the coolest expression of chardonnay in the Paul Hobbs portfolio.

• Hand-harvested, picked at night
• Whole cluster pressed while still cold from the field
• Barrel-fermented with indigenous yeasts; 5 months to completion
• Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
• Aged 15 months in French Oak barrels; 58% new
• Coopers: Cadus, Damy, Louis Latour, Francois Frères, Gauthier
• Aged sur lies with biweekly bâtonnage
• Unfined and unfiltered

Producer:
Vintage:
2015
Country:
USA
Region:
California
Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750

Tasting Notes

Luminous pale straw in color, the wine shows defined aromas of white tea, lemongrass and daffodil. The clean, complex palate is balanced with flavors of baked apple, stone fruit and lime rind leading to a long, memorable finish.

POS Resources

Request a shelf talker/case card

Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
94-96
Date:
2017-03-01
Review:
Nectarine, honeysuckle, Mandarin oranges, spring flowers and jasmine aromas jump from the glass of the 2013 Chardonnay Ellen Lane Estate. This cold site in Green Valley produced a gorgeous wine in 2013. Drink now-2022. - Robert Parker