1998 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Napa-Carneros
Bright yellow-gold. The nose offers Champagne-like notes of yeasty bread, toffee and bruised apple. Fat but fresh, showing a hint of roasted nuts but also a lovely line of acidity. A bit dry on the finish. This is still drinkable but is a bit of an oddball--and it lost some of its mid-palate texture with air.