2014 Hyde De Villaine Hdv Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard CarnerosChardonnay from United States
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"HdV is a venture between the Hyde Family of Napa Valley and the de Villaine Family of Burgundy. The families, related by marriage, share long histories in French and Californi...
- 98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"This shows fabulous stone, dried apple and honey aromas that follow through to a full body, with fantastic focus and energy. Great acidity at the finish. Wow. The depth and length are incredible."
"HdV is a venture between the Hyde Family of Napa Valley and the de Villaine Family of Burgundy. The families, related by marriage, share long histories in French and Californian winemaking. In HdV, we have brought together our knowledge and experience for the purpose of creating single vineyard wines from the slopes of Hyde Vineyards.
Entering our third year of drought, we were braced for another dry growing season and a need to be strategic with our water resources. Fortunately, generous late winter rain refreshed the vines in February just before bud break, and enabled rapid, healthy growth without human intervention. An unseasonably warm spring and steady, moderate summer sustained accelerated growth, ideal pollination, and early véraison in late June. Both clusters and berries were small—the marker of a great vintage. A string of cooler days and nights in August allowed the grapes to slow their ripening, and helped preserve fresh minerality and energy in the wine. Harvest began early in mid-August, then briefly paused due to the South Napa earthquake on August 24. We picked the last of the fruit on September 12.
Fresh floral, citrus and white peach aromas on the nose open into a silken palate offering intense bright stone fruit, pear, and minerality. Exceptional freshness is balanced by a rich mouthfeel and profound, mineral depth. With beauty, class and focus, this wine has excellent aging potential, and we look forward to drinking it for many years to come." -Winery
98 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|
|Nose||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|