2011 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Carneros
- Hand sorted, whole-cluster pressed
- 100% barrel fermented, 100% native yeast
- 100% malolactic fermentation, 100% native yeast
- Bottled unfined and unfiltered
18 months in French oak (36% new)
14.2% by volume
Will gain complexity for at least five years from vintage, under ideal storage conditions.
Our 2011 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay is a wine that blends power with elegance. The signature minerality and intensity of the Hyde Vineyard are showcased along with aromas of tangerine, pear, pineapple, toasted hazelnut, subtle floral, honeycomb, and slate. The entry is bright, with tart citrus flavors, followed by a creamy mid-palate accented with subtle toasted marshmallow, generously framed by bright acidity. The wine has a long finish, with subtle toast notes and lingering minerality and citrus.