Remarkable richness and complexity, impeccably balanced by bright clarity of fruit and refreshing acidity. Unmistakably true to the variety, the fruity elements - fresh Bosc pear, vibrant quince and traces of lemon curd – are interwoven with warm, toasty oak and toasted hazelnut, verbena and undertones of crushed chalk. The creamy, luxurious mouth feel offers a vital sense of lift that leads to an extravagantly long, resonant finish
With its cooling marine influence the Carneros region, at the southern end of the valley, is the acknowledged home of the valley’s finest Chardonnay. Over 70% of the grapes for the 2011 vintage were sourced from the renowned Hyde Vineyard. Planted to heritage selections, Hyde Vineyard brings classic fresh apple, pear and spice notes to the blend. Other key sites within the Carneros District provided us with excellent blending material, each bringing even greater complexity to the wine.