2020 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

92points

2020 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

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Wine Score

92

Subtle notes of toast accent pineapple and hints of peach on the nose of the 2020 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard. This medium-bodied effort is composed and serene, understated yet generous in feel, with a gentle, lingering finish.

Joe Czerwinski - The Wine Advocate

Description

The Hyde family is known for their expertise in growing cool-climate grape varietals in the Carneros region of the Napa Valley. They originally planted Hyde Vineyard in the 1970s. Their Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays are well known around the world and meticulously farmed, which gives the Bouchaine winemaking team the amazing opportunity to translate that incredible terroir into the bottle.

Growing Season
The 2020 growing season will certainly be remembered for years to come. As everyone huddled safely indoors to avoid the pandemic, our grapevines began their growing season by enjoying a dry, warm winter. The beautiful weather continued through Spring and Summer, with excellent ripening conditions allowing for an early harvest.

Vinification
Our Hyde Chardonnay is hand harvested at night and on the crush pad by sunrise. The fruit is then gently pressed and settled. We barrel ferment in premium French oak barrels with full lees inclusion and monthly stirring for added mouthfeel and complexity. This wine goes through partial malolactic fermentation to highlight the vibrant palate. Our favorite barrels are then blended together in early summer to showcase the best of Hyde Vineyard.

Tech Sheet

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