PRODUCT CODE: 185983000090
Winemaker Notes: Vine selection for our Hyde Vineyard Chardonnays are predominantly old Wente with some Robert Young—itself a Wente selection. The Wente produces a classic, Burgundian-style wine without the tropical fruit tones of some California Chardonnays. Hyde Vineyard wines often seem charming and feminine, with high natural acidity playing a prominent role.
2013 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is one of the richest, most powerful Chardonnays… Dried herbs, orange peel and buttery notes add nuance on the large-scaled, ample finish.
95 points from Antonio Galloni, vinous
Lastly, the 2013 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard displays plenty of wet, gravelly minerals, medium body and terrific acidity, with notes of apple blossom, citrus, honeysuckle and white peach. This is one of the Chardonnays that ages well, and a 2005 served at the same tasting was still holding onto life.
91 points from Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate