Hyde de Villaine Chardonnay 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Carneros|
|Brand||Hyde de Villaine|
If there was ever going to be a Chardonnay that combines the best of California with the best of Burgundy it's gotta come from Larry Hyde of Hyde Vineyards and Aubert de Villaine of Domaine Romanee Conti. The 2014 HDV Chardonnay is an absolutley stunning bottleof wine, truly the best of both worlds
"Fresh floral, citrus and white peach aromas on the nose open into a silken palate offering intense bright stone fruit, pear, and savory minerality. Exceptional freshness is balanced by a rich mouthfeel and profound, mineral depth. With beauty, class and focus in one golden package, this wine has excellent aging potential, and I look forward to drinking it for many years to come."
Chalky at first, the 2016 Chardonnay takes its time to reveal citrus blossoms, lime peel, crushed stone, apricots and pure lemon and apple fruit with dusty, minerally nuances. The palate walks a wonderful line of pure, ripe fruits and fresh citrusy and rocky accents. It has a silky texture, tangy lift and a very long, nuanced finish. This has the stuffing and structure to be very long lived.
The 2016 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is a very pretty wine. Gentle apricot, tangerine, spice, dried flowers and mint are all woven together. Although quite subtle, the 2016 has plenty of structure, it is just expressed in an understated manner. There is so much to admire in this pristine Chardonnay from Hyde De Villaine. Silky and polished, the 2016 will drink well upon release.
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