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2013 Hudson Vineyards Old Master


ITEM 7982795 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

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91Vinous / IWC

Deep and concentrated...array of dark cherry, mocha and espresso overtones...bold, ripe and racy to its core.

90Wine Spectator

Features a lively core of earth- and cedar-laced black licorice, blackberry and currant flavors. Notably rustic and chewy, with impressive focus.


Hudson Vineyards

Hudson Vineyards in Carneros became a grape-growing estate in 1981 when Lee Hudson bought the 2,000-acre ranch and planted vineyards. Educated at the University of Arizona in horticulture, Hudson worked in vineyards in Burgundy before earning his graduate degree in viticulture and enology at the University of California at Davis, and starting a business in premium grape growing. In 2004 Hudson and his wife Cristina started producing their own wine and in 2018 built their on-site winery. Hudson Vineyards is known for its Chardonnay, though it also produces Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet France and white and red blends.


United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,