2010 Chardonnay, Hudson Vineyard, Napa-Carneros
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
Following the Ramey style for Chardonnay, this wine is at once both on the nervy side and the ripe, somewhat expressive side. Its tilt towards a flinty note in its appley fruit is juxtaposed against a spot of clove-like spice and hints of caramel in its aromas, and again in its ripe apple flavors. It is nicely supple in mouthfeel with a citrusy edge that influences its taste more than it does its texture. Like its mate from the Hyde Vineyard, this one has all the makings of a wine that will age well.