2011 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Napa-Carneros

Publications

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May 2014

Award

92

Review

Green-tinged yellow.  Orange peel, pear and chalky minerals on the incisive nose, with complicating hints of white flowers and iodine.  Sappy and densely packed, with a distinctly mineral cast to its flavors of poached pear, lemon curd and honeysuckle.  Finishes with building minerality and outstanding persistence, the stony, iodiney quality repeating.

Wine

2011 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Napa-Carneros