Hudson Vineyard

Little Bit Chardonnay

9.410 ratings
9.46 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
David L

Recent tasting notes still apply. My favorite 2016 Hudson Chardonnay.

Recent tasting notes still apply. My favorite 2016 Hudson Chardonnay.

Oct 10th, 2019
David L

Very well made Chardonnay. Went down way to easy. Will seek out more.

Very well made Chardonnay. Went down way to easy. Will seek out more.

Aug 31st, 2019
Jake Hajer

Big! Full bodied. Red pear, peanut, cardamom, slate.

Big! Full bodied. Red pear, peanut, cardamom, slate.

Feb 14th, 2019
Matt Lasater

Rich, ample, great lenght, texturally engaging, excellent for the style

Rich, ample, great lenght, texturally engaging, excellent for the style

Dec 1st, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.7

This is the 2016 Hudson Vineyard Little Bit. The first release of this select barrel Chardonnay. I’ve asked Delectable to add.

Coravining a taste to see if it will hold up under the backbone of a brined & rubbed Turkey.

The nose reveals candied & sour apple candy, meyer lemon, lemon heads, apricots, overripe pineapple, guava, beautiful medium intensity tropicals, buttered popcorn, honeycomb, bees wax, citrus blossoms, soft spice, butterscotch, lime candy, bread crust-brioche, caramel with fresh & withering yellow lilies.

The body is full, round, gorgeously sexy and like satin. The backbone, length, structure, tension and balance are incredible. Candied & sour green apple, golden honey crisp apple, meyer lemon, lemon heads, apricots, overripe pineapple, guava, green melon, nice tropicals, buttered popcorn, honeycomb, bees wax, citrus blossoms, allspice, butterscotch, caramel, lime candy, bread crust-brioche, caramel, limestone, volcanic minerals, dry river stones with fresh & withering yellow lilies and white spring flowers. The acidity is round & near perfect. The long finish is simply heaven over the palate...elegant, round and persistent as hell.

Only a 142 cases made and one of the best CA Chardonnay’s I’ve had in quite sometime. Get it before it’s gone.

This wine will continue to vastly improve with another 5-8 years in bottle. It’s an extremely rare comment from me but, this is a potential perfect score wine.

Photos of, Hudson Vineyard, Owners/Winemaker Lee Hudson and Cristina Hudson, Vineyard soil structure and Estate vines.

This is the 2016 Hudson Vineyard Little Bit. The first release of this select barrel Chardonnay. I’ve asked Delectable to add.

Coravining a taste to see if it will hold up under the backbone of a brined & rubbed Turkey.

The nose reveals candied & sour apple candy, meyer lemon, lemon heads, apricots, overripe pineapple, guava, beautiful medium intensity tropicals, buttered popcorn, honeycomb, bees wax, citrus blossoms, soft spice, butterscotch, lime candy, bread crust-brioche, caramel with fresh & withering yellow lilies.

The body is full, round, gorgeously sexy and like satin. The backbone, length, structure, tension and balance are incredible. Candied & sour green apple, golden honey crisp apple, meyer lemon, lemon heads, apricots, overripe pineapple, guava, green melon, nice tropicals, buttered popcorn, honeycomb, bees wax, citrus blossoms, allspice, butterscotch, caramel, lime candy, bread crust-brioche, caramel, limestone, volcanic minerals, dry river stones with fresh & withering yellow lilies and white spring flowers. The acidity is round & near perfect. The long finish is simply heaven over the palate...elegant, round and persistent as hell.

Only a 142 cases made and one of the best CA Chardonnay’s I’ve had in quite sometime. Get it before it’s gone.

This wine will continue to vastly improve with another 5-8 years in bottle. It’s an extremely rare comment from me but, this is a potential perfect score wine.

Photos of, Hudson Vineyard, Owners/Winemaker Lee Hudson and Cristina Hudson, Vineyard soil structure and Estate vines.

Nov 22nd, 2018
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Forgot I had one left at my warehouse, great Chardonnay
Parker/ Lisa 99 pointer

Forgot I had one left at my warehouse, great Chardonnay
Parker/ Lisa 99 pointer

Jul 14th, 2019
Mark Flesher

Tasted alongside a 2013 Tor Hudson Chardonnay. compared to that one, this one had much brighter acidity on the front. Lemon rind, pear and mango. Citrus. Kiwi. Apple. Wow. I think I was prepared for a good Chardonnay, but I'm pretty sure I was not expecting this! just a little bit above a 95, and I seriously think this one has a little bit of growing up to do even still. Going to hold my other bottle for a year or two and see what happens. @Shay A has more details!

Tasted alongside a 2013 Tor Hudson Chardonnay. compared to that one, this one had much brighter acidity on the front. Lemon rind, pear and mango. Citrus. Kiwi. Apple. Wow. I think I was prepared for a good Chardonnay, but I'm pretty sure I was not expecting this! just a little bit above a 95, and I seriously think this one has a little bit of growing up to do even still. Going to hold my other bottle for a year or two and see what happens. @Shay A has more details!

May 18th, 2019
Paul T- Huntington Beach

I like this a little more than the Aubert Powder House, not as tart & salinity on the finish, but can’t go wrong with either one
Wine Advocate 99, $85.00 on release
Can’t find this on retail anywhere 🤷🏼‍♂️

I like this a little more than the Aubert Powder House, not as tart & salinity on the finish, but can’t go wrong with either one
Wine Advocate 99, $85.00 on release
Can’t find this on retail anywhere 🤷🏼‍♂️

Apr 18th, 2019
Jens Halbert

Jens had this 9 months ago

Jens had this 9 months ago

Jan 13th, 2019