2005 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Napa-Carneros

Publications

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 2008

Award

94

Review

Yellow-gold. Stunningly nuanced aromas of smoky lemon, lime, poached pear, licorice and iodine complicated by dusty talc and white flowers. Impressively chewy and deeply concentrated, offering strong citrus and orchard fruit flavors underscored by smoky minerals and succulent herbs. This extremely complex wine has the concentration and balance to reward patience.

Wine

2005 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Napa-Carneros