Ripe raspberry and red cherry aromas marry with a subtle sugges- tion of toastiness. These flavors flood the palate with softly coating weight and richness. The finish tannins are seductively gentle, framing a delicious combination of ripeness and brightness. This is a perfectly balanced Pinot that drinks pleasingly and will develop with years of bottle-aging.
Unique for the Carneros region of the southern Napa Valley, the 2016 Pinot Noir from the Hudson Vineyard is quite Burgundian in style. Benefiting from the extreme drainage of upper Carneros volcanic geology, the stressed vines have imparted fantastic character to the fruit while the cool proximity to the Bay keeps the natural acidity in perfect balance.
Even tonnages of a French clone and a UC Davis clone contribute a femininity and masculinity – two separate cuvées aged in two separate oak regimes to create a beautiful pair of wines which are blended after aging on the lees for one year. With a few years of bottle age, the integration is complete.
2016 Pinot Noir, Hudson Vineyard - 750ml
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