Winery Tasting Notes: HMR is the abbreviated name of Hoffman Mountain Ranch, the original vineyard planted by Dr. Stanley Hoffman. This historic property dating from the early 1960s is devoted exclusively to Burgundian grape varieties, rarely found in Paso Robles.
Barrel-aged for 9 months, the wine was left undisturbed (apart from routine topping) on the yeast, adding a sense of brioche-like richness to the crisp-edged fruit. Characterized by its distinctive limestone-driven aromatics combined with new world citrus zest, the wine opens to a mid-palate of pearlike fruit richness, sea salt taffy roundness, and finishing with the persistence of underlying crushed stone. This is a superb vintage of Adelaida's estate-grown Chardonnay. Drink now through 2024.