Nose

Revealing complex and delicate aromas of citrus, pear and orange blossom with a hint of spice.

Palate

Our Hyde vineyard Chardonnay packs a delicate mineral punch enveloped in hints of classic lactic flavors that end in a smooth, brilliant finish. The wine’s pedigree is further revealed as it sits in the glass and warms in temperature.

Growing Conditions

Located in the Los Carneros AVA in Napa Valley, Hyde Vineyard’s east facing slopes provide ideal sun exposure when paired with the cool coastal winds that blow from San Pablo Bay through Carneros. Considered one of the superstar vineyards of the Napa Valley, the grapes from this location are perfect for crafting our single vineyard Chardonnay. A very nice growing season filled with dry conditions and an extended sunny summer, 2013 delivered another excellent vintage. Optimal maturity arrived effortlessly but with a little higher acidity than normal. Nevertheless, the wines show great depth and personality.

Bottling

Bottled non filtered.

Winemaking

Whole cluster pressed. Fermented and aged in French oak barrels, 20% new. Aged on the lees for 24 months with minimal racking and minimal stirring. Full malolactic fermentation to soften acidity