hyde de villaine, hyde vineyard chardonnay, los carneros 2016
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
95
JAMES SUCKLING
95

2016 hyde de villaine, hyde vineyard chardonnay, los carneros

Why We're Buying

Hyde de Villaine Chardonnay is a complete experience. It's powerful yet elegant. It's precise yet expressive. It entices people with energetic citrus accents while also promising a decade-plus of aging potential. To date, no major publication has ever given this chardonnay below a 90-point rating.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Chalky at first, the 2016 Chardonnay takes its time to reveal citrus blossoms, lime peel, crushed stone, apricots and pure lemon and apple fruit with dusty, minerally nuances. The palate walks a wonderful line of pure, ripe fruits and fresh citrusy and rocky accents. It has a silky texture, tangy lift and a very long, nuanced finish. This has the stuffing and structure to be very long lived. Rating:95+

JAMES SUCKLING
95

James Suckling

This is very dense and serious with freshness and powerful acidity that gives it intensity and focus. Goes on and on with so much floral and sliced-lime flavor and hints of white flowers, pear blossom and minerals. So beautiful to drink now, but will improve with age.