Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Carneros, Napa Valley
Every layer of this wine is in harmony. The soft, buttery feels float on the palate — guided by an excellent showing of acidity lifting the wine. Aromas of fancy French butter and a whisper of caramel are even and using their inside voices. This is a quintessential American Chardonnay.
The Wine Advocate
The 2017 Chardonnay opens with pure notes of poached pears, white peach, quince and apple pie plus notions of citrus blossoms, smoke, toast and honeyed hints in the undercurrent—what a superb perfume! The palate is still youthfully wound, offering energetic citrus and mineral-laced fruits, tangy, vibrant and bright and finishing very long and nuanced.
Powerfully structured, with ripe citrus accents to the fresh white fruit and spice flavors, supported by ample acidity. Hints of tropical fruit emerge midpalate, leading to a finish that shows savory richness. Best from 2022 through 2027. 1,561 cases made.