Hudson, "Phoenix", Merlot // Cabernet Franc, 2018
ESTATE // CARNEROS // NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
grape composition: 60% Merlot // 40% Cabernet Franc
Hudson Ranch sits cozy on the Napa side of Carneros, and it's one of those wineries we drive by that I find myself 'ooing and 'awing over every time. Hudson is held in high regard for a reason and we chose their estate Phoenix red blend to represent. Merlot might not be your first pick but I'm telling you today, this should be within your first handful of picks. An elegant spread of dried spice, fresh wood and dark berries, Phoenix is the bottle to bring when you want to impress your in-laws or treat yourself.
proprietors: Lee & Cristina SP Hudson
winemaker: Clayton Kirchhoff
|14.6% ABV||80% New French Oak||Native Fermentation||1110 Cases produced|