Massican "Hyde" Chardonnay 2019

Massican "Hyde" Chardonnay 2019

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From the Winery:

We are proud to source the grapes for this wine from Hyde Vineyard, one of the most famous and historic Chardonnay vineyards of California founded by Larrry Hyde in Carneros in 1979. Tucked away in the southern part of Napa Valley, the entire estate is a gorgeous expanse of rolling hills with southeast exposure and saline morning fog. The parcel of Musque clone of Chardonnay that makes up this bottling was planted in 1992. The wine is fermented and aged in French Oak, then bottled as this single vineyard wine. Separately, a portion of the Hyde Chardonnay is set aside each year to blend into our white wine.

Grapes: Chardonnay 100%
Sulfur: 20 parts per million cells, i.e. less than 0.02%
Alcohol: 13.4% by Volume
French Oak: 100% new French oak for six months

97 pts Wine Enthusiasts

"This is a barrel-fermented and -aged white from the famous grower site in Carneros, which does justice to its soulful sense of place. Brioche and nutmeg aromas lead to a midpalate of succulent green apple, pear and oak, with lifted, bright and layered acidity. Complex and completely delicious, it remains focused and balanced throughout."

91 pts Wine Spectator 

"A vibrantly fruity style, with concentrated peach pastry and baked apple flavors that are broad and well-spiced. Buttered toast accents come in on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 219 cases made."