Hudson 2015 Chardonnay "Estate" Carneros - 96+ Point Rating

$69.99

Robert Parker 96+ Point Rating: "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"

 

Winemaker Notes: "We experienced ideal growing conditions for our Chardonnay blocks in 2015. 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. Following the first racking, the wine spent an additional 3 months in barrel and was bottled in the spring of 2017." John Kongsgaard


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  • Vintage: 2015
  • Winery: Hudson