Kistler Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay 2003

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Our vineyards are meticulously farmed, in order to produce wines of intense focus, and natural balance. The Hudson Vineyards are located in the southwestern reaches of Napa County, where a rare mix of volcanic and marine sediment soils meet to produce a wine of depth and elegance, often touched with high pitched tones of iodine, and an oyster shell like minerality.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Carneros
Brand Kistler
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Wine AdvocateThe 2003 Chardonnay Hudson E-Block has crisp acidity and a big, smoky, hazelnut-scented nose with a hint of ripe pear and various tropical fruits such as pineapple and mango. It is a traditional California Chardonnay with the oak well-integrated and the acidity zesty, giving uplifting vibrancy.

Robert Parker, February 2005
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Wine SpectatorExotic and smoky, with layers of fig, honeysuckle, citrus and marshmallow flavors that are full-blown and mouthcoating, ending with a smoky campfire aroma. Drink now through 2008. 522 cases made.

James Laube, June 15, 2006