Edward James Estate
Russian River Valley

Named in honor of Paul Hobbs’s great-grandfather who was a farmer and steward of the family’s apple orchard in upstate New York, the small estate vineyard is dedicated to chardonnay that grows on a gentle rolling bench land and experiences cooling fog and coastal breezes.

Situated atop a hill with rolling terrain, well-drained soils and south-eastern exposure.

Site

5 planted acres with southern and western exposures with slopes from 2 to 30 percent

Soil

goldridge fine sandy loam

Variety

chardonnay

Clonal selection

hyde-wente, batto