Failla Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
Failla's Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay is sourced from Block F - easily one of Hudson's best and most intriguing spots for the varietal.
Sold at first to Acacia, then to Ramey, the F Block was replanted in 2006 to the "Shot Wente" clone and is now sold only to Kongsgaard and Failla. An ideal match for the site and for our style of winemaking, Shot Wente provides low yields, early maturation and high natural acidity in the grapes at harvest time. These elements meld seamlessly with the winemaker's gentle élevage techniques, eliciting the site's exotic aromatics and forceful, mineral-driven texture.
92 Wine Spectator: "Intensely fruity and pure-tasting, with focused acidity supporting the lively mix of ripe apple, dried pear and pineapple flavors. Smoke and spice notes show on the finish. Drink now through 2023."