2004 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Napa-Carneros
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
February 1, 2007
Intense, wonderfully concentrated, bright Fuji apple fruitiness is at center stage from start to finish here while fine, lightly laid-on oak provides a graceful bit of enriching sweetness. The wine has plenty of weight and body yet is so carefully put together that it never comes across as the least bit heavy. Its combination of balance and continuity bodes quite well for the future, and it is safe to assume that this very good wine will be better yet with a few years of age.