Growing Conditions

The 200-acre Hyde Vineyard, considered one of California’s Grand Cru vineyards, includes one of the oldest blocks of Chardonnay grapes. Carneros has always been considered prime land for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The shallower soil and cooler climates of Carneros result in smaller vines, grapes that turn into brighter, more ethereal wines.

For Amici, the 2017 wine grape harvest will truly be remembered as a harvest of teamwork and dedication shown on all levels from our team, colleagues, friends and the first responders that saved our homes and livelihood. Almost all our grapes were unaffected by the wildfires and this vintage is showing great promise with excellent quality, vibrancy and complexity to drink young or show through the years.


Amici’s Hyde Chardonnay is gracefully balanced with discreet scents of lemon, clove, and minerals. This wine is rich and full, but with a refreshing, vibrant acidity that lightens that creamy, yogurt, tropical fruit, and sweet spice aromas.

100% Chardonnay; 30+ year old vines


100% Barrel Fermentation; Full Malolactic; 11 months with 40% new French Oak