Paul Hobbs Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2007
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
International Wine Cellar
($70) Light gold. A sexy, complex bouquet displays scents of Anjou pear, quince paste, Thai basil and iodine, with a suave overlay of white flowers. Rich citrus and orchard fruit flavors stain the palate, braced by zesty mineral and lemon zest qualities. Offers a deft blend of richness and energy, with outstanding finishing clarity and punch.
Complex aromatics of ripe fig, melon, guava and spicy, toasty oak are rich and layered on the palate, ending with a long, persistent finish, where the flavors fan out. Drink now through 2013.