Hyde Vineyard

2014 Carneros Chardonnay

Lovely candied orange zest aroma mingles with layers of guava, green apple, fennel and exotic jasmine. On the palate, this is the most acidic and mineral-driven of our 2014 Chardonnays, with a lovely flowing texture, flinty minerality and a touch of smokiness. Aged in our subtlest tight-grained barrels, the oak is perfectly integrated, adding just a hint of roasted almond to the long, focused finish.

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  • 90 Points | The Wine Spectator
    “Elegantly styled and deftly balanced, with spicy oak, light pear, peach and nectarine flavors, shaded by subtle nutmeg notes. Gains depth and nuance.” - James Laube

  • 92 Points | Wine Advocate
    “The 2014 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is another wine made from the Hyde/Wente clone of Chardonnay that is small-berried and sees about 45% new French oak. The wine shows crisp, elegant citrus oil notes, pear, honeysuckle and a touch of tangerine oil (or is it orange marmalade?). The wine reveals great acidity and loads of citrus fruit. It is a completely different expression of the Wente clone from the Hyde and Hudson vineyards – and all the better for it. Drink it over the next 4-5 years." Robert Parker
    2016 – 2021”

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