Crossbarn Chardonnay by Paul Hobbs 2018
Located in the heart of the Sonoma Coast, CrossBarn is an innovative winery led by renowned winemaker Paul Hobbs. Dedicated to crafting wines of stunning quality and exceptional value, his approach combines sustainable vineyard practices and traditional technique. These sophisticated yet approachable wines focus on the expression of California’s most celebrated AVA’s, including Chardonnay from the cool Sonoma Coast.
Produced using hand-harvested fruit from carefully selected vineyards within the Sonoma Coast appellation, the 2018 CrossBarn Chardonnay balances structure and weight in balance with pure, concentrated fruit. Bunches were whole-cluster pressed, and juice was fermented by native yeast, 92% in stainless steel, 8% in oak. Following five months maturation sur lie with weekly batonnage, the wine was bottled unfined, with minimal sulfur added.