Hudson Vineyards Chardonnay 2014
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Chardonnay is a special heritage selection Hudson made from the Wente clone, which is probably the most popular clone of Chardonnay in all of California. This wine was aged in 85% new French oak and fermented with indigenous yeasts. He never seems to be in any hurry to get his Chardonnay bottled, but this was in bottle, and there are 1,000 cases of this lovely wine, which offers classic white peach, pineapple, honeysuckle and apple blossom, some crushed rock and additional floral notes. It is medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, and just a top-flight Chardonnay to drink over the next 4-5 years.
Wine SpectatorFresh and juicy, with a core of citrus-laced white peach, nectarine, light spicy oak and subtle mineral notes. Ends clean, with a citrus and limestone edge. Drink now through 2021. 1,000 cases made.