Friday, November 11, 2022

HDV Napa Valley "Hyde Vineyard" Chardonnay

2019 HDV Napa Valley "Hyde Vineyard" Chardonnay...$84.99
The Wine Spectator #3 Wine of the Year 2022

HdV—for Hyde de Villaine—was founded in 2000, a high-profile partnership between two accomplished winemaking families: the Hydes of Napa and the de Villaines of Burgundy. The Hyde Vineyard, located on the eastern edge of Carneros, is among the most celebrated in California—its grapes go into stunning single-vineyard bottlings by Aubert, Kistler, Ramey and others. The age of the vines ranges from 28 to 40 years, with old Wente and Calera clones. Winemaker Guillaume Boudet ages the wine for 15 months in French oak barrels, 20 percent new, and then lets it settle for three months in stainless steel before bottling unfined and unfiltered.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator

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