2019 Ladybug Chardonnay
The Ladybug vineyard is named in honor of Cristina Hudson, affectionately known as “ladybug”. This vineyard lies on the north-eastern part of the ranch and is sheltered by Milliken Peak, which protects it from the prevailing westerly winds. Therefore, this site has slightly warmer days and cooler nights, ripening 10 days after the more westerly portions of the ranch. Ladybug tends to be a bolder, more opulent wine while still maintaining the characteristic energy of a Hudson Chardonnay.
The 2019 Ladybug showcases enticing aromas of lemon curd, stone fruits, honey, and a touch of pie crust. A rich, voluptuous, full-bodied mouthfeel leads to a long and vibrant extended finish. Enjoy this wine now through 2031.