The nose is a delicate blend of white peach and clove, with a touch of floral citrus. The essence of crisp stone fruit and minerals integrates seamlessly with the finesse, focus and purity of this wine’s firm acid structure. Hyde Vineyard continues to be expressed in our Chardonnays through its unique blend of minerality, subtle richness and long finish. These qualities bring the 2012 closer in style to our original vintage, the 2000, in freshness and vibrancy.
-Old World meets New World in this family partnership between the Hydes of Hyde Vineyard (Carneros, Napa), their cousin Pamela (née Fairbanks), and her husband, Aubert de Villaine, co-director of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (Burgundy). From the very first vintage in 2000, Hyde de Villaine wines have shown their pedigree, fusing the finesse and balance of Old-World winemaking with the exuberance of California fruit from the legendary Hyde Vineyard.