Aromatically the wine is loaded up with ripe, sweet dark fruits, bonfire, and purple flowers. On the palate, the wine is savoury with notes of game, olives, dried herbs as well as a smooth oak influence and strong tannin backbone.
The Hudson Vineyard was planted upon beds of Haire loam soil back in the 1980s by a Texas expat by the name of Lee Hudson. Located at the southern tip of the Mayacamas Mountain range, the vineyard is 20 miles north of the San Pablo Bay exposing it to the classically Napa diurnal shift of foggy morning and extremely warm afternoons. The grapes undergo whole cluster fermentation using native yeasts before being aged for 11 months in 25% New French Oak. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.