2019 Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay Carneros
Pale yellow. Vaulted perfumes of ripe juicy yellow and white orchard fruits, with our always Hudson iodine like salinity and a savory beeswax character. An inherent tone of textural richness permeates and drives the center of the wine but is cut with lovely natural acidity. A poignant reflection of one of the very best sites in Carneros and speaks so clearly to the soils and climes of Hudson.Join To Purchase
Coming from an older vine block of a great site in Carneros, the 2019 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard offers up a medium gold hue to go with a deep, layered, concentrated style carrying loads of salty, chalky minerality, ample white flowers, almond paste, and spice, medium to full-bodied richness, perfectly integrated acidity, and a blockbuster of a finish. The fruit here is more exotic and leans towards the nectarine and Meyer lemon direction. It's as classy, pure, and balanced as they come, and up with the top handful of Chardonnays in the vintage.
The 2019 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard is deep, and concentrated. In 2019, I am especially taken by the wine's viscosity and sheer richness, both at a level I have never seen here previously. Lemon confit, marzipan, dried flowers, chamomile and almond build in a statuesque Chardonnay that delivers the goods. In 2019, the Hudson is especially fine. The purity of the fruit is remarkable, while the note of reduction that is typical of Hudson is not especially evident.
The 2019 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard is incredibly distinctive this vintage, über marine-like with notes of iodine, nori and crushed stone floating over a core of white peaches and jasmine. The palate is exceptionally pure and intense, its satiny texture opposed by tangy acidity, and it finishes extraordinarily long and packed with flavor. It's a step up in quality in 2019, as if the volume of this wine's character has been turned up a notch. Give this generous, plush wine the time in cellar it deserves.