Growing Conditions

750mL - sold out. 1.5L/$175.00 Vine selection for our Hyde Vineyard wines are old Wente, Robert Young and Long Vineyards. The Wente produces a classic, Burgundian-style wine without the tropical fruit tones of some California Chardonnays. The Long Vineyards selection adds a floral note, and the Hyde Vineyard wines often seem charming and feminine. High natural acidity plays a prominent role. The 2010 vintage was cool, though not cold like 2011. We didn’t start harvesting Chardonnay until the end of September. The 2010’s have the richness of fully mature fruit coupled with crisp, refreshing acidity.

Bottling

Non-filtered.

Winemaking

Whole-cluster pressing for delicacy, native-yeast barrel fermentation and full natural malolactic fermentation.

Aging

21 months in 50% new French oak barrels (Francois Freres & Demptos) and aged sur lies with monthly bâtonnage.