CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Chardonnay 2018, Sonoma Coast, California

Named after the one hundred fifty year old ‘cross barn’ located on the Hobbs family farm in upstate New York, Crossbarn honors the values of hard work and integrity instilled in Paul from his childhood. With a commitment to sustainably nurturing the vineyards, while using labor-intensive winemaking techniques, Crossbarn wines offer a pure and youthful expression of fruit blended from diverse vineyards within California’s finest appellations. Produced using hand-harvested fruit from carefully selected vineyards within the Sonoma Coast appellation, Crossbarn Chardonnay offers structure and weight in balance with pure, concentrated fruit. Details: 100% Chardonnay, hand-harvested at night, pressed whole-cluster, 92% stainless steel, 8% barrel fermented. 100% native malolactic fermentation. Aged 5 months sur lie, weekly battonage, bottled unfined. 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 mid-palate that epitomizes the fruit grown on these fog-washed
vineyards. The vibrant acidity provides precision and length that drives a lingering finish.