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2018 CHARDONNAY, Hudson Ranch. Carneros, Napa, California

Bin:  270

Alcohol percentage:  14.7%

Grape variety:

Chardonnay matured for 14 months in French oak (60% new wood).


James Doidge MW, the UK agent:
“Lee Hudson stumbled across the 2,000 acre property that would become Hudson Ranch in 1981. A native Texan with a love of plants, he had studied horticulture at the University of Arizona, discovered vineyards during a 1973 visit to California, interned at Domaine Dujac, and graduated from UC Davis. Hudson Vineyards has two hundred acres of vineyard, along with her- itage breed lambs, pigs, and chickens, olives, and an array of seasonal vegeta- bles. Biodiversity is important to them. They spread six hundred tons of home-produced compost throughout the property annually, and employ per- manent cover crops of bell beans, oats and peas, attracting a wide variety of beneficial insects to the entire property.
Nearly forty years after its establishment Hudson Ranch is indisputably one of the most prestigious sources of grapes in the Napa Valley supplying fruit to a stellar line-up of wineries including Kistler, Aubert and Kongsgaard (who consults for Hudson).”

Old Bridge rating:

Absolutely classic California Chardonnay, in the best sense – rich, creamy, nutty and hedonistic.


£56.53 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£53.55 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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