2013 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Napa-Carneros
The Corkscrewer Report
Johannes Marlena and Ryan Koczara
David Ramey: “Well done Chardonnays are the most complex and, sensually and intellectually, the most satisfying white wine on the planet.” The Hyde is the Chardonnay that makes this statement utterly convincing. A lovely and deep, Burgundian-styled wine—it gives you no choice but to dive in and swim in its rich emotion. This is not white wine you appreciate from a distance: you are immersed in it. Seamless, structured and lengthy, its purity and transparency wows the palate, finishing with bright acidity like the soaring final note of a soprano’s lyrical aria. Profound wine.