2012 Carneros Chardonnay
From its warm, evocative aromas to its voluminous texture and flowing richness, this is a potent expression of Hudson Vineyard. Scents of guava, peach, roast hazelnut, clove and summer melon rise from the glass, underscored by hints of molasses and sugar cookies. On the creamy palate, melon flavors are wrapped in layers of coffee and caramel that persist to a long, lingering finish. Though this is perhaps the most rich and mouthcoating of our 2012 Chardonnays, a streak of acidity adds focus and poise, underscoring its velvety elegance.
Retail Price: $55.00
- 94 Points | “Displays complex, smoky, earthy, buttery notes and a creamy, full-bodied texture with loads of fruit intensity and richness. Drink this gorgeous wine over the next 4 or so years.” - Robert Parker
- 94 Points | “Pale bright yellow. Knockout nose combines peach, green melon, lemon, hazelnut, iodine and wild herbs. Concentrated, sweet and seamless, with salty minerality and a repeating wild herb element giving lift to the pineapple and tropical fruit flavors. Silky and oily chardonnay with a light touch, and very long on the finish. I love the balance between fresh fruit and saline minerality. A beauty.” - Stephen Tanzer
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