2005 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Napa-Carneros
Dec 2007-Jan 2008
Vol. 332, No. 6,
Medium-light golden yellow; attractive, floral, ripe pear and spiced apple aroma with hints of nut meg and toasted hazelnut; full body; forward, rich, spicy, ripe pear and green apple flavors with notes of citrus and creamy oak; well balanced and structured; lingering aftertaste. Very appealing to taste now, though deserving of several more years of bottle aging. Very highly recommended.