Patz & Hall, Carneros (Napa Valley, California) Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard 2014

($55): Patz & Hall have long been known for making single vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir by contracting with top growers for grapes from those vineyards. This one, from the Hudson Vineyard, which is wholly within the Napa Valley portion of Carneros, has lush generosity without being over the top or heavy.  Hints of toasty flavors seduce and complement the fruitiness, without overwhelming it.  Its real charm is its balance of power and cutting edginess that keeps it lively throughout a meal.
92 Michael Apstein Jun 27, 2017