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HUDSON VINEYARDS   "White Study - Estate Grown"   Napa Valley, Carneros 2017

Retail Price: $36

Value Rating: 2.4

Wine Factor: 1
Date Posted: May 14, 2018
Cases Produced: 130

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 88

Good Value


Light, bright and intense, “White Study” is a unique, tiny-production wine that Hudson Vineyards makes as much for their own pleasure as to sell. Four grape blend: three Italian varietals Ribolla, Arneis and Friulano and Albariño (Spanish origin) finishing it off at 18% of the blend. Steel tank & neutral oak fermented and briefly aged. Smell and taste lemon zest, citrus blossoms, grapefruit, lemongrass, kiwi and Macintosh apples. High acidity – almost tingles on the tongue. No oak flavor. It’s hard to compare to other wines, but I’ll give it a go…Dry Riesling from a cool, coastal wine region. Fried foods (chicken, fish, fries, okra) is a killer pairing. I do like drinking this without food – the acidity is a waker-upper!

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Hudson Ranch and Vineyards is an extraordinary, expansive property in Napa’s Carneros district near the Sonoma County line. Founder and owner Lee Hudson bought his property in 1981 after extensive classroom and practical studies in horticulture, viticulture and enology. Today, Hudson Ranch is a great winery, but much more: gardens, livestock (“Holistic Farming” in their words), hospitality (tasting room to open in late 2018). I highly recommend trying getting to know Hudson Ranch: the wines, the produce, olive oil, pork…

 

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