2007 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Napa-Carneros

Publications

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 2010

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94

Review

Greenish yellow. Vibrant aromas of lime, lemongrass, powdered stone and anise. At once supple and energetic in the mouth, with impressive precision to the peach, citrus and smoky mineral flavors. Tightly wound and taut but not austere, showing a distinct spiciness on the back half. Lively citrus and mineral flavors carry through a rising, spicy finish. These grapes are sourced from four different blocks, all of them planted to the Wente clone, according to Ramey.

Wine

2007 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Napa-Carneros