2004 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Winemaker Notes

Our second release from this young vineyard planted by Richard Hyde and his son Rick, brother and nephew of Larry Hyde, respectively. Named Sonoma Stage, it is at the apex of Stage Gulch Road between Petaluma and Carneros—a quite cool and windy site. This vintage is the third harvest, from fifth-leaf vines, half Wente selection from Larry Hyde's vineyard and half Dijon clones. This year we also included 10% from the Hyde vineyard in Carneros.