The sunny, warm dry conditions of 2021 pushed the vines at the famous Hyde vineyard to find water, and the result is a stunningly mineral-laden, rich, dense Chardonnay that stays light on its feet with chalky cut. Aromas of lemon curd, pear, sage, Asian spice sail from the glass. The palate has the layered texture Chardonnay is famous for, but its moderate 13.3% alcohol keeps the wine supple, fresh and vibrant on the long finish.
The 2021 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay sings of fresh Bosc pears and yellow apples with hints of allspice, marzipan, and lightly buttered toast. The palate is medium-bodied and elegant, with a refreshing backbone and vibrant apple and pear layers, finishing long and chalky.