2017 Hudson Vineyards, Chardonnay Carneros, Napa Valley

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2017 Hudson Vineyards, Chardonnay Carneros, Napa Valley

The best-kept secret in Napa Valley!
This vintage, "leaps from the glass." ​​​​​​​Wine Advocate

If you have been following our features over the years, you've been privy to California's best kept secret, Hudson Vineyards.

The 2017 Hudson Vineyards Chardonnay has been a highly anticipated release.

You may recognize the "Hudson Vineyards" designation on labels of some of the finest California whites. That's because Hudson sells its grapes to a "who's who" roster such as Kistler, Kongsgaard, Ramey, and Cakebread, to name a few.

That's an impressive resume for some of the most coveted fruit in all of California.

Without fail and with every harvest, the wine "reveals a Batard-Montrachet-like richness and hazelnut creaminess." R. Parker

Exotic aromatics of ginger, roasted nut, and allspice. Young apple on the palate, the wine is marked by green guava, lime blossoms, brioche, saline, pain grille, roasted corn, macadamia nuts and pear. Lemon zest and orange peel on the backend offer a vibrant finish. 

The winery is one of the few that has old-vine Wente Clones (some of the finest, oldest and most prized fruit in all of California). And, behind the helm of Hudsons Vineyards is winemaker John Kongsgaard, a super-star in his own right whose California Chardonnays sell for $150 per bottle.

2017 Hudson Chardonnay is another fantastic release...

Wow!

$64.95 per bottle / $779.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

96+ / 100

Exotic aromatics of ginger, roasted nut, and allspice. Young apple on the palate, the wine is marked by green guava, lime blossoms, brioche, saline, pain grille, roasted corn, macadamia nuts and pear. Lemon zest and orange peel on the backend offer a vibrant finish.  The winery is one of the few that has old-vine Wente Clones (some of the finest, oldest and most prized fruit in all of California). And, behind the helm of Hudson's Vineyards is winemaker John Kongsgaard, a super-star in his own right whose California Chardonnays sell for $150 per bottle. The 2017 Hudson Chardonnay may be the best release yet.  Wow!


Product Details


Producer: Hudson Vineyards

Country: United States

Region: California

Sub Region: Napa Valley

Varietal: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2017

Size: 750ml

Code: W4293-4