Final Vintage from one of Russian River’s finest…

2013 is the final vintage of what many consider to be one of the best kept secrets in the world of ultra-premium Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Considered by many that have tasted these two wines over the years to be California’s version of Grand Cru Burgundy, both the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were crafted by Paul Hobbs.

Hobbs is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated winemakers in the world, having previously made wines for such notables as Opus One, DuMOL, Peter Michael & Lewis Cellars.

With only about 4 barrels produced of each, these wines are virtually non-existent in the market-place, and available only from the winery directly or a handful of specialty retailers (see the link below).

Walker Station 2013 PInot Noir Leslie VineyardWALKER STATION
2013 PINOT NOIR
“LESLIE VINEYARD” RUSSIAN RIVER

Tasting Notes
A deep, dense ruby/violet color, the wine is pure, sensual and beautifully balanced between flavor, alcohol, acidity, and tannins. The fascinating aromas carry hints of lavender, tea and violets along with waves of cranberry, cola, vanilla cinnamon, spices, and raspberry. Dark fruit and spice on the palate are framed by velvety/ firm tannins, bracing minerality, fine grip, seamless balance and a long palate pleasing finish. 96 Cases Produced

$69.99/btl
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Walker Station 2013 CHWALKER STATION
2013 CHARDONNAY
“THE ORIGINAL” RUSSIAN RIVER”

Sourced from Harry Walker’s “Original Vineyard” which he sold, and it’s now called “Ellen Lane.” (Paul Hobbs now makes a vineyard designate Chardonnay from this Ellen Lane Vineyard).

Tasting Notes
Brilliant straw golden in color, a perfect marriage of lemon meringue pie and crème brulee, complimented by hints of vanilla, pie crust and orange blossom. On the palate it is round and rich, silken and viscous with flavors of vanilla, ripe citrus and baking spices. Remarkable acid, structure, balance and focus all the way through the extended, brilliant finish.” 97 Cases Produced

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More About Walker Station…

Harry Walker says, “It seems like yesterday when I started growing wine grapes in 1968.” His evolution and education as a wine grower took him to some of the best grape growing regions in California, including Napa Valley, Knights Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Lodi, until he found the “perfect vineyard” near the town of Forestville in the Sonoma Coast Appellation.

It was a Chardonnay vineyard which Harry describes as, “From the first time I visited this small Chardonnay vineyard, I noticed the presence of a distinctive aroma. The air was sweet with a subtle blend of lemon zest and honeysuckle.” In 1997 he started selling the fruit to Paul Hobbs, one of the rising stars in premium wines at the time.

In 2000, Harry asked Hobbs to help him create his own label under the Walker Station Vineyards label. The goal was to make small lots of top quality wine that reflect the terroir of the vineyard site. In 2001, Harry planted Pinot Noir, and the rest, as they say, is history.

I am still awed by each new release I taste from Walker Station. Perhaps Harry Walker’s farming techniques are producing his best wines yet. Harry once told us about a vineyard he planted and sold to Mark Aubert. With each vintage, the quality of the grapes and the resulting wines have been praise by fans of quintessential Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Paul Hobbs version of the Walker Station Chardonnay has received numerous high ratings and reviews from critics over the years.

For those of you who are fans premium-quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, are your last chance to experience these impressive wines. With only around 100 cases of each made, and the precision quality that the 2013’s offer, the wines most certainly will not last long.

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