2009 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Carneros

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March 28, 2012
90 Points

2009 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Carneros

Young, tight and vibrant, but already showing complex nuances. The texture is pithy, yet the mix of ripe apple, butterscotch and honeydew melon flavors promises more good things to come. Needs a little time. Best from 2013 through 2020. 195 cases made.

- James Laube

January 09, 2012
Ken's Wine Guide
93 Points / Very Good

2009 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Carneros

This light yellow colored Chardonnay opens with a ripe Bartlett pear bouquet with a hint of cantaloupe. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, creamy and smooth. The flavor profile is a very tasty ripe Bartlett pear with nicely integrated vanilla oak with hints of butterscotch and cantaloupe. The finish is dry, slightly crisp and lingers for a while. This wine is very food friendly and would be perfect with chicken cordon bleu with wild mushroom risotto.

- Ken Hoggins