It entices at first sniff with aromas of tropical fruits (pineapple, guava and papaya) that give way to deeper hints of French oak.


The mouthfeel is a soft, supple embrace. A focused and refreshing finale, complete with a pronounced umami finish.

Growing Conditions

This Chardonnay features a complete expression from beginning to end. This vintage marked the first year in which the winemakers used Hyde Vineyards Chardonnay; the fruit from this famed Carneros vineyard contributed the focused and refreshing finale.

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Bottled June 2013.


100% barrel fermented.


Aged surlies for 8 months in 65% new French oak.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with seafood paella and shrimp tacos.