Clones Old Wente, small cluster selection
Planted 1972 replanted 2007
Owner/Manager Paul Hobbs Winery
Site 5.5 hillside acres, situated on top of the Franciscan fault line
Soil Blucher & Josephine soils; gravelly, clay loam
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.
“This Russian River Valley vineyard is prized for growing complex chardonnay fruit. The vines are situated on top of the Franciscan fault line and are south facing with ideal sun exposure.”