Kistler

Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay

9.39 ratings
9.31 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
Shay A
9.3

Thanks to @Mark Flesher for opening this as a side by side versus my 2016 Aubert Hudson. Same vintage, same vineyard source, very different wines. Whereas the Aubert was rich and powerful on both the nose and palate, this was decidedly more herbal on the nose with hay, herbal spices and underripe honeydew. Similar to the Aubert in how round and soft it was initially, but this one has less of the sweet fruit and toasted oak and in turn, has more sea spray, limestone, with added poached pear toward the middle and finish.

Thanks to @Mark Flesher for opening this as a side by side versus my 2016 Aubert Hudson. Same vintage, same vineyard source, very different wines. Whereas the Aubert was rich and powerful on both the nose and palate, this was decidedly more herbal on the nose with hay, herbal spices and underripe honeydew. Similar to the Aubert in how round and soft it was initially, but this one has less of the sweet fruit and toasted oak and in turn, has more sea spray, limestone, with added poached pear toward the middle and finish.

Sep 8th, 2019
Aaron Rankin

Drinking with friends. No notes tonight!

Drinking with friends. No notes tonight!

Dec 1st, 2018
Ronald Wanglin

Ronald had this 11 days ago

Ronald had this 11 days ago

Aug 3rd, 2020
Ronald Wanglin

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Jul 29th, 2020
Ronald Wanglin

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Jul 27th, 2020
Ronald Wanglin

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Jul 20th, 2020
pao
9.3

pao had this 7 months ago

pao had this 7 months ago

Jan 30th, 2020
pao
9.4

pao had this 9 months ago

pao had this 9 months ago

Nov 1st, 2019