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Edward James Estate
Russian River Valley

Named in honor of Paul’s great-grandfather, Edward James Estate’s five acres are planted to two selections of chardonnay: Bato and Wente. The estate offers gentle northern, southern and western sun exposures.

Clones Bato, Wente

Planted 2007

Owner/Manager Paul Hobbs Winery

Site 5 acres, rolling bench land with southern and western exposures

Soil Sandy-loam, gold ridge soil is the hallmark soil series in this area of Russian River Valley.

Climate The Russian River Valley climate is defined by its proximity to the ocean, and is bordered by the Russian River and the Mayacamas mountains. Coastal breezes bring cooling fog through the Petaluma wind gap in the morning and evening, balancing the afternoon heat enjoyed in this appellation. This temperature differential creates excellent conditions to grow chardonnay and pinot noir.