2003 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Napa-Carneros

Vintage Notes

“Full yellow-gold. Very ripe, slightly honeyed aromas of yellow fruits. At once glyceral and energetic, offering hints of soft citrus fruits, toffee and salted butter. Broad and plush but firmed by some added acidity. Finishing with a slight dry edge, this wine needs to be drunk soon.”

-92 pts, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2017

Winemaker Notes

Located in gently rolling terrain north of Carneros Highway, the soils are quite heavy clay. Vine selection is Old Wente, Robert Young and Long Vineyards—each a Wente selection themselves–ranging in age from 5 to 23 years old. The Wente is marked by very small grape clusters, with small berries, and the so-called ‘hen-and-chick’