Hudson Vineyards Chardonnay 2018 - The Grape Tray
Hudson Vineyards Chardonnay 2018
SKU: 3814

Hudson Vineyards Chardonnay 2018

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Category White Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Carneros
Brand Hudson Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.7%

Winemaker Notes:

We experienced ideal growing conditions for our Chardonnay block. Cool summer temperatures extended the growing season culminating in exceptional phenolic ripeness. A total of 5 blocks were independently harvested from late August into early September. Upon arriving to the winery, the lots are individually whole cluster pressed and barreled down for fermentation. Our standard Chardonnay protocol employs a slow primary fermentation process that uses only native yeasts and lasts 12 to 14 months. This extended fermentation process produces cerebral Chardonnay that stands up to our naturally concentrated shot-Wente selections. The barrels are topped and stirred once a week during élevage and racked for the first time after 16 months.

Wine Spectator
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Big and rich, featuring a plush texture to the concentrated pear tart, apple pastry and dried apricot flavors. Viscous midpalate, with savory snap to the finish, which delivers minerally and toasty notes. Drink now through 2025. 1,500 cases made.

Kim Marcus, August 31, 2020