Wine Spectator | Rating: 89Intense and concentrated, yet a bit restrained in its presentation of fruit, offering rich fig, melon and lemon-custard pie flavors, shortening up on the finish. 528 cases made.Author: James Laube
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95Pale yellow-gold. Multidimensional, sulfidey nose combines tangerine, orange marmalade, butter, hazelnut, minerals and iodine. Dense and thick but still tightly wound and quite light on its feet; a very young wine with a superb spine of acidity and great precision. Suggestions of ripe peach and nuts in the mouth. Very long on the finish but still quite backward; the '98 version from this vineyard is more extroverted, notes Kistler.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2002
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The 1999 Chardonnay Hudson E-Block is pure, leesy, tropical fruit, smoky, earthy, exotic offering with full body, and less definition than the other 1999s. It exhibits a smoky, in-your-face style. While it does not have the aging potential of its siblings, for drinking over the next 3-4 years, it is a lavishly rich, exotic effort.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 73 bottles owned
- 36 collectors