2017 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River Valley
Composed of pedigreed sites that are defined by the region’s cooling fog and warm afternoon sunshine, the wine exhibits a youthful pale straw color in the glass and aromas of tangerine, white florals, and shaved ginger. Lively flavors of white peach and Gravenstein apple emerge on the palate that give way to complex flavors of baking spice and pie crust that add a round texture to accompany its bright acidity, framing the long finish. Try paired with Gruyère cheese or pan seared scallops with soft herbs. Serve at 45°-50° F.