Wine Enthusiast 91 points
Named after the footpath that monks followed to the top of Sainte-Victoire mountain, this wine brings out the texture and the richness of this region of Côtes de Provence. It is made from organically grown grapes, bringing ripe, full-flavored fruit to balance with the good acidity. Drink this rich wine now.
Wine Enthusiast 90 points
This is an intense, structured wine with great acidity as well as swathes of red fruits. A rich wine dominated by peppery Grenache, it also has a pure, red-currant flavor. The acidity is tight and refreshing. The wine will be better with food. Drink now.
vinous 91 points
Pale peach skin. Intensely perfumed, mineral-accented strawberry, nectarine and orange zest scents and a hint of lavender. Silky, seamless and precise on the palate, offering incisive red berry and citrus fruit flavors and an exotic touch of honey.
vinous 90 points
Pale onion skin. Fresh strawberry and tangerine scents, joined by a sexy floral nuance that builds in the glass. Dry and nervy on the palate, offering tangy red berry flavors underscored by a dusty mineral element.
jamessuckling.com 93 Points
Aromas of dark berries and raspberries with fresh herbs, all of which follow through to a full body with tight and focused tannins. A long, flavorful finish. Tight and long. 53% cabernet sauvignon and 47% merlot. Needs two or three years to come together.
jamessuckling.com 96 Points
Very dense yet tangy and energetic with beautiful intensity of flavor and brightness, which shows creme caramel. Full-bodied and vivid. Long and layered. Richness with brightness and focus. Drink now, but it’s also one for aging as well.
vinous 95 Points
The 2015 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is bright, pure and focused, especially within the context of the year. Winemaker Stephane Vivier did a terrific job in capturing a compelling interplay of freshness and textural richness. Lemon peel, white flowers, white orchard fruit and mint give the wine its lifted personality, but there is plenty of palate weight and depth. This is a classy, super-polished Chardonnay from Hyde de Villaine.