Kistler Hudson Chardonnay 2003
Chardonnay from Carneros, California
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
"Medium yellow with a fresh green tinge. Pungent, high-pitched aromas of orange oil, minerals and coconut, lifted by a minty topnote. Highly concentrated, bright and tightly wound, with exhilarating flavors of tangerine, orange pith and minerals. Quite backward, and yet this is more about fruit than the Hyde bottling. Very fresh wine, but not yet expansive.
International Wine Cellar
"The 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.
The Wine Advocate
"Exotic and smoky, with layers of fig, honeysuckle, citrus and marshmallow flavors that are full-blown and mouthcoating, ending with a smoky campfire aroma."
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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.
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Learn About Chardonnay
White Wine's Queen Bee
Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
soils and different climates. While frequently paired with
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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