Hudson Chatham Chardonnay Napa 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Carneros|
The 2018 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard was aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. It delivers an incredible array of notes—grapefruit, peaches, fresh apples and pineapples with suggestions of ginger ale, allspice and marzipan plus a waft of clover honey. Full-bodied, the palate has a seductive texture and delivers mouth-coating stone fruit and tropical layers, finishing with great length.
The 2018 Chardonnay is gorgeous. Rich, creamy and voluptuous the 2018 is laced with hints of apricot, tangerine oil, mint and butter. The 2018 is powerful and rich yet it preserves terrific acidity. The Hudson Chardonnay is a blend of five parcels, all variants of shot Wente clone. That diversity works so well here. It spent 14 months in French oak, 50% new. Drinking window: 2021 - 2026
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.