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2018 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

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Erin Brooks, The Wine Advocate

The 2018 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard opens with gunflint and iodine aromas at this stage, with gentler layers of white peach, citrus peel, honey and nuts. In the mouth, it’s medium-bodied and uber silky, with toasty, nutty character, seamless freshness and a long, flinty finish.

Jeb Dunnuck

Cut from the same cloth yet even more exotic and marine-influenced, the 2018 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard sports an incredible bouquet of crushed lemons, shrimp broth, iodine, lite gunpowder, salty minerality, and white flowers. This gives way to a medium to full-bodied, elegant yet powerful Chardonnay that has perfectly integrated acidity, flawless balance, and a great, great finish. Flirting with perfection, it should merit a triple-digit rating in 2-4 years and see its 20th birthday in fine form. It's an incredible wine!

Antonio Galloni, Vinous

The 2018 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is positively stellar. Rich and ample in feel, the 2018 captures all of the volume that is so typical of wines off this site. A hint of reduction adds character to the tangerine oil, hazelnut, butter and tropical flavors. Even with all of its intensity, the Hyde is sustained by the bright acids that are such a signature of the vintage. This is such a great example of what Hyde is, can, and should be.

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