2015 Hyde Vineyard ChardonnayJoin To Purchase
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate
The 2015 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard reveals tantalizing notions of fresh grapefruit, lemongrass, key lime pie and orange peel with nuances of croissant, blanched almonds and beeswax plus a hint of coriander seed. Medium to full-bodied, the palate explodes with citrusy freshness, complemented by a satiny texture and fantastic freshness, finishing long and chalky.
The 2015 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard offers good immediacy and plenty of up-front appeal, if not quite the nuance, delineation or complexity of the most expressive wines here. Next to the other wines in this range, the Hyde offers plenty of fruit depth and richness, but I would have liked to see more Hyde character, especially given the pedigree of this site. Today, the Hyde is uncharacteristically timid.