Kistler Hudson Chardonnay 2008

Chardonnay from Carneros, California

Item No. 29071
  • white wine
  • boutique wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS94
  • ST94
  • RP93
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

A wine of depth and elegance, often touched with high pitched tones of iodine, and an oyster shell-like minerality.

Critical Acclaim

"Exhibits great intensity and concentration, without weight, offering a mix of fresh melon, apple, pear and fig flavors that are lively, vibrant and full-bodied. Yet this is most elegant and graceful on the finish, where the flavors sail on, ending with a dash of smoke and light butterscotch."
94 Points

"Bright gold. Pure, mineral-accented aromas of pink grapefruit, lime, pear skin and wild herbs. Taut and spicy, with salty minerality lifting musky peach pit and orchard fruit flavors. Slow to unwind and dominated by its mineral component today. Finishes with lingering smokiness and excellent persistence. This will age slowly."
94 Points

"The 2008 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard offers up a hint of almond paste intermixed with nectarines and crushed rocks in a full-bodied, rich, authoritative style. "
93 Points

Learn About Kistler Map ItMap It

Founded in 1978, Kistler Vineyards is a small, family-owned and operated winery specializing in the production of Burgundian style Chardonnay and limited amounts of Pinot Noir. Grapes are estate grown and purchased from vineyards in Sonoma County. In 1992, Kistler Vineyards moved all production to its Vine Hill Road Vineyard in the Russian River Valley.

Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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