2015 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...
- 95 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
95 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"Stellar. The 2015 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is bright, pure and focused, especially within the context of the year. Winemaker Stephane Vivier did a terrific job in capturing a compelling interplay of freshness and textural richness. Lemon peel, white flowers, white orchard fruit and mint give the wine its lifted personality, but there is plenty of palate weight and depth. This is a classy, super-polished Chardonnay from Hyde de Villaine."
"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.
The drought cycle that started in 2012 continued in 2015, as a result, we experienced a warm dry winter and an early start of the vegetative cycle with bud break in February. In May, unseasonably cool weather caused a poor pollination, resulting in concentrated fruit due to millerandage; small, seedless berries amid a few normal berries, creating the intensity and complexity juice. The summer was hot overall at Hyde Vineyard. Thanks to a few cool days in early August, the growing season was extended, allowing the grapes to reach great maturity." -Winery
"Fresh floral and citrus notes are abundant in the complex aromatics of this wine. Citrus, pear and apricot accompanied by a wonderfully balanced acidity and freshness that suggests long agebility. Mineral depth and a rich mouthfeel speak toward the old world style of this mouth-watering Chardonnay. Elegant and restrained, like a queen on her throne, it is poised, firm and elegant on the palate, with a long lasting finish, sure to entice the senses and keep one returning for more!" -Stéphane Vivier, Winemaker
95 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
|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|