2010 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Napa-Carneros

Publication

Vinous

Author

Stephen Tanzer

Date

July 2017

Rating

95

Review

Bright medium yellow. Complex, subtle nose melds yellow fruits, clove, butterscotch and a smoky sulfidey note that reminded me of a Coche-Dury wine. Wonderfully sweet and layered but light on its feet, showing lovely verve to its lemon cream, mineral and iodine flavors. The musky quality carries through the salty, fine-grained palate. Finishes with a firm tannic impression and outstanding length. Ramey describes 2010 as "a great, untroubled vintage--and a cool year."

Publication

Purely Domestic Wine Report

Author

Doug Wilder

Date

December 2013

Rating

95

Review

2010 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard has a nose of white pepper, citrus, licorice and salted lemon.  The patate is a beautiful, restrained burgundian feel that is vibrant and alive, balanced in its subtlety and intensity.  After being open for 24 hours, it gains more richness in the core with deep, saturated golden fruit and solid acidity.  Drink 2014-2022.

Publication

California Grapevine

Date

September 2013

Rating

92

Review

Medium-light golden yellow; attractive, forward, intense, citrussy, slightly buttery, green apple and white peach aroma with a hint of hazelnut; medium-full body; crisp, vibrant, citrussy, green apple flavors with good depth, bright acidity, and a pleasing, fleshy mouthfeel; lingering aftertaste. Well balanced and should continue to develop with a few more years of aging. Very highly recommended.

Publication

Wine Spectator

Author

James Laube

Date

June 30, 2013

Rating

91

Review

Big, ripe and intense, offering a graceful mix of white peach, wet rock, lemon meringue, and fresh-cut wood. Builds momentum slowly, revealing impressive focus. Drink now through 2019. 1,280 cases made. –JL

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Date

May/June 2013

Rating

94

Review

Light gold. Intense, mineral-inflected aromas of pear, nectarine and white flowers. Bright, penetrating and emphatically dry, offering vibrant citrus and orchard fruit flavors and showing pronounced minerality. The strikingly long, energetic finish features notes of iodine, smoke and candied ginger, with a sneaky note of pit fruits adding depth.