Hudson Vineyards Carneros Chardonnay 2015

$64.99

96+ Points                                      Lee Hudson's vineyard in Napa Valley's Carneros region has come to be synonymous with some of the best winegrapes grown in California, going into some of the State's top Chardonnays (Kistler, Kongsgaard, Patz & Hall, Ramey).  His own wine is fantastic but super-limited production.  Grab some today before this delicious vintage slips away. 96+ Points Robert Parker:  "Produced from the “Shot Wente” heritage selection clone and all naturally fermented in French oak, 85% new, where it was aged for 12 months, the 2015 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard reveals intense grapefruit, pineapple and honeysuckle notes with hints of brioche, ginger and shaved almonds. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is bursting with spicy, tropical fruit flavors, framed by plenty of freshness and a satiny texture, finishing with great length and depth...This famous vineyard in Carneros was first started by the Hudson family in 1981. These are some of the strongest wines I have yet tasted from them, thanks to winemaker Christopher Vandendriessche and consultant John Kongsgaard."

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Ratings on Delectable

Jay Eagan Delectable Pro

A little too California - oak is too dominate. More pleasant with food

A little too California - oak is too dominate. More pleasant with food

8.7

Eric Shanks

Full blown. Butterscotch and creme brûlée. Almost a dessert wine.

Full blown. Butterscotch and creme brûlée. Almost a dessert wine.

9.1

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