2013 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard

Winemaking Notes

APPELATION
Carneros
Vineyard
Hyde Vineyard
AGING
11 months on lees in 40% new French oak
ALCOHOL
15.1%
PRODUCTION
712
AGEABILITY
6-8 years

 

 

$85.00

Per Bottle


Ratings & Reviews

  • 96 Points, Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
  • 95 Points, Wine Spectator
  • 'Wine of the Week' - Robb Report


Tasting Notes

The long temperate 2013 vintage lent itself to Chardonnays of complexity, finesse, and balance. This wine opens its pretty aromatic profile with notes of white melon, creamy vanilla and cantaloupe followed by white blossom and lemon zest. Sur lie aging incorporates a rich but light mouth feel of fine custard, chewy apricot and white pineapple with brown spices. An elegant, long finish of light coriander and juicy lemon oil lead to a mineral finish. Look for this wine to grow tenfold as it evolves over the next few years, hitting its stride and continuing for years to come. Drink 2016-2023.