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Paul Hobbs, Crossbarn Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California, USA, 2021

Product code: 8137
Paul Hobbs, Crossbarn Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California, USA, 2021

Producer Profile

Raised on a farm on the east coast of the United States, Paul Hobbs grew up in a tee-total household but this did not stop his first taste of wine being Chateau d'Yquem. It is tempting to say 'and the rest is history' and leave it at that, but there is so much more to this man.

Paul came to winemaking via studying to be a doctor and this scientific background and attention to detail has helped hone his approach to crafting wonderfully precise, complex wines in California, and around the world. He has famously been called the 'Steve Jobs' of wine by Forbes magazine and it is clear he is a driven perfectionist whose hard work has paid off with numerous 100 points scores from the critics. However, to stop there would do Paul an injustice. Notwithstanding his mainstream winemaking training at UC Davis, Paul is an advocate of low intervention methods.


Produced using hand-harvested fruit from carefully selected vineyards within the Sonoma Coast appellation, Crossbarn Chardonnay offers freshness and minerality in balance with seamless, concentrated fruit.


Hand harvested at night, pressed whole cluster, fermented in 100% stainless steel. Selected yeasts are used. Aged five months on the lees. Bottled unfined and with minimal SO2 additions.

Oak Ageing

No oak ageing

Tasting Note

Pale yellow in colour, this refreshing chardonnay is fragrant with white flowers, pear and citrus. The mouth-filling palate opens with crisp flavours of Fuji apple, white peach and lemon blossoms. Layers of mineral and citrus notes and a touch of vanilla with a graceful, crisp, racy finish.

Food Matching

Beautiful with seared or roast shellfish like lobster and scallops.

Technical Details
Chardonnay 100%
Vegetarian Vegan Works Organically

Screw cap


Still wine

Case Size:
12 x 75cl