2015 Chardonnay, Hudson Vineyard

Winemaking Notes

APPELLATION
Carneros
Vineyard
Hudson Vineyard
AGING
11 months on lees in 50% new French oak
RATINGS
94 points, Connoisseurs' Guide

 

 

$68.00

Per Bottle


"Picking a favorite between this wonderfully rich and expressive effort and its companion from the neighboring Hyde parcel is a difficult yet thoroughly rewarding task, and it, too, succeeds on many levels starting with its extraordinarily deep and continuous varietal fruit. Its intense, ripe apple statement is infused with a full measure of toasty oak and lightly leesy notes of roasted grains adding more complexity yet, and, like its sibling, it is big-bodied and ambitious but exceptionally well-structured with the promise of even better with age." -94 points, Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine


Tasting Notes

The exceptional 2015 vintage resulted in a fleshy, supple wine from Hudson Vineyard. Aromas of fig chutney, white pear and brown spice rise densely from the glass. On the palate, ripe golden delicious apple stands front and center, with a touch of caramelization providing pretty contrast. Yellow fruit continues through the medium-plus palate, made complete with a touch of creaminess and smoothly-integrated French oak that carries through a long finish.