Paul Hobbs Richard Dinner Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
Deep straw in color, the 2016 Chardonnay from the Richard Dinner Vineyard offers singular aromas of holiday spice, gardenia, blood orange, and yellow apple peel. Delicate flavors of Forelle pear, rich, flaky pie crust, and earthy white and gray clays are complemented by the wine’s structural depth and weight, yet vaulted by an overall freshness and focused acidity. Highlight this wine’s complexity by pairing with Boudin blanc, fresh pappardelle pasta lightly dressed with lemon cream, or a fresh corn soufflé.
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard comes charging out of the glass with super intense grapefruit, green mango, lime leaves and lemon curd scents plus touches of baking bread, coriander seed, crushed rocks and nutmeg. Full-bodied and laden with citrus and tropical fruit layers in the mouth, the palate has wonderful tension and a compelling oiliness to the texture, finishing very long with a mineral kick.
Wine SpectatorRich and perfumed, this is a full-blown Chardonnay experience, with tiers of pear, honeysuckle, melon and citrus, enlivened by a pretty touch of oak. Long finish.