2017 Patz & Hall 'Hyde Vineyard' Chardonnay Carneros

$49.95 $64.00 (-22%)
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Classic Hyde Vineyard character shines through in delicate white flowers, tangerine zest, honey and a hint of cinnamon in this poised and energetic Chardonnay. Citrus driven to the core with just a little yellow apple and warm pie crust to soften this crisp, complex beauty.

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
James Hall
Vintage:
2017
Oak Treatment:
100% Burgundian French oak barrels (38% new, 60% 1-2 years old
Appellation:
Carneros
Vineyard:
Hyde Vineyard
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %:
14.2%
SKU #:
1044984
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Wine Enthusiast

Silky smooth and sculptured in crisp apple, pear and integrated oak, this showcases the famous site in all its complex glory, with accents of baking spice and brine. Medium bodied, it displays richness within a context of balance and grace.

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Jeb Dunnuck

The 2017 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard, which comes from a great vineyard in Carneros, ratchets up the intensity and richness yet still delivers a beautiful vibrancy and freshness. Lots of caramelized lemon, tart pineapple, toasted brioche, and subtle creamy notes all emerge on the nose, and it’s medium-bodied, with plenty of mid-palate depth, a bright spine of acidity, and a great finish. It’s another beautiful, impeccably made Chardonnay from this estate that readers will love. It should have 4-6 years (if not even longer) of prime drinking.

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Wine Advocate

The 2017 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard aged on the lees in 38% new oak with weekly bâtonnage. It opens with toast and touches of smoky reduction over warm white peaches, baked quince, chamomile, hay and crushed almonds with an attractive note of crème caramel. It’s medium-bodied with a silky texture and seamlessly woven acidity, finishing long and bright. Richly flavored but lively and crisp.

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Wine Spectator

Rich, plush and well-spiced, with plenty of nutmeg accents to the apple pastry, dried apricot and pear flavors. The creamy finish is long and luscious, showing buttery details.