Hudson oldmaster

"Old Master" 2012

Hudson Vineyards

After several challenging vintages in a row it was great to have 2012, a near perfect vintage in both quality and quantity. The spring was warm and dry. Bloom past with nearly ideal conditions. Summer gave us warm days and cool nights. By August we were right on schedule with a fine crop of beautiful fruit. Harvest went smoothly; quality and quantity were perfectly aligned. The vintage of the century. Onward and Upward.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
Los Carneros
Vineyard designation:
Hudson Vineyard
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
60% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
93

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Aging:
80% new French oak
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14.5
Closure:
Cork

Reviews

  • "93+ points. What a pleasure it is to taste the 2012 Old Master, Lee Hudson's Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend. Dark, intense and muscular, the 2012 boasts serious depth and fabulous overall balance. The flavors are brooding and inward, yet there is so much going on in the glass. Black cherry jam, spices, grilled herbs and leather open up over time, but it is the wine's pure personality that really shines. What a gorgeous wine this is." (vinous)

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