2002 Chardonnay, Hudson Vineyard, Napa-Carneros

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Stephen Tanzer

Date

May / June 2005

Rating

92

Review

Bright yellow. Lower-toned aromas of iodine, minerals and smoke. Fat, dense and rich, but less showy today than the Hyde and not yet showing the lift of that bottling. But this layered wine is in a mute stage today.

Publication

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate

Author

Robert Parker

Date

February 1, 2005

Rating

91

Review

The 2002 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard reveals beautiful fruit, an alluring minerality, crisp lemon oil, orange blossom, and honeysuckle characteristics, full body, and plenty of concentration.

Publication

Ronn Wiegand's Restaurant Wine

Author

Ronn Wiegand

Rating

Four Star

Review

One of the best Chardonnays of the vintage. The Hudson is round and full bodied; a medium intense Chardonnay, which is fleshy and long on the palate, and tastes of cherimoya, roasted nut, vanilla, oak, and pineapple.

Publication

California Grapevine

Date

Dec 2004-Jan 2005

Rating

91

Review

Medium-light golden yellow; attractive, intense, toasty, buttery, ripe pear aroma with notes of toasted hazelnut; full body; crisp, lemony, pear and green apple flavors with good depth; well balanced and structured; slightly harsh on the finish with a hint of bitterness; lingering aftertaste. Deserves another year or two of bottle aging. Very highly recommended.