2020 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard
At 2.2 tons per acre for the Robert Young selection (a reduction of nearly 33%) it provides density and concentration and rich flavors of apple and pear. The Musqué selection drives the wine aromatically with honeysuckle, apricot, and ripe peach. The Musqué lot does not go through malolactic fermentation, electing rather to preserve the graceful palate driven by purity and minerality.
There is equilibrium in the final blend driving to a delightful, mineral finish. The wine is still quite young and will gain weight with a year or more in bottle. A beautifully poised Chardonnay that will age gracefully for years to come.