2013 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Napa-Carneros
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
All of the Ramey single-site Chardonnays show fairly close kinship with respect to their ripe yet zesty, very solidly structured builds, and, of a very good lot, this one from the Hyde Vineyard is the deepest and nmost explicit of them all. It is deep and continuous with a controlled sense of potency and great concentration, and if still fairly tight, its richness and depth are impossible to miss. Like its mates, it is a wine that warrants waiting, and, however, impressive it may be at the moment, it is guaranteed to grow ever more so with age.