CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Chardonnay 2021, 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, 90% stainless steel, 10% neutral oak barrels. Aged 5 months on lees, weekly battonage, bottled unfined. Clear with pale lemon hues, the wine bursts with aromas of fresh pear, citrus, and wet stone. Lifted notes of white peach, green apple, and white flower mingle with crisp acidity and chalky texture, leading to a long and juicy finish, capturing its Sonoma Coast origins.