Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Carneros, Napa Valley – 2010
The nose expresses pear, spice and orange peel undertones. On the palate, the ubiquitous HdV minerality lingers in harmony with stone fruit and apricot characteristics. The multilayered palate is carried through by a steadying, persistent acidity for a long finish. This is a wine that displays the power of California fruit — in part to the warmer weather — yet is tempered by the restrained qualities that are Hyde Vineyard’s trademark minerality and freshness.