Hyde de Villaine

Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

2020
Napa Valley
California
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Varietal
Chardonnay
$96
Flavors & Quality
Melon Melon
Toast Toast
Ginger Ginger
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COLOR
Pale Gold
BODY
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13.6%
GRAPE(S)
Chardonnay
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Why this wine made the cut…
Unctuous and elegant, a not so easy achievement.
Napa Valley, California
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Chardonnay
100% Shar-do-NAY
Chardonnay may be the most versatile white wine grape, often seen as a blank canvas. It displays various flavors and aromas depending on where it is grown and more specifically, how it is made. It can range in Palate Character from Bright & Crisp to Rich & Full depending on the climate. It is also particularly malleable and highly affected by winemaking choices like as malolactic fermentation, lees stirring, barrel fermentation and ageing practices.
Country / State
California
Region
Napa Valley
Producer
Hyde de Villaine
Winemaker(s)
Stéphane Vivier
Vintage
2020
Hyde de Villaine's vineyardsHyde de Villaine's vineyards

Hyde de Villaine

Napa Valley, California

Hyde de Villaine unites two titans of the winemaking world, Larry Hyde and Aubert de Villaine, who is married to Pamela Hyde, Larry’s cousin. Marriage (and complementary skill sets) brought these two families together where they now make wine in Carneros under their HDV label. 

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Hyde de Villaine produces wine primarily from Larry’s Hyde Vineyard, located in Carneros. The 100-acre property, founded in 1979, is a sustainably farmed and biodiverse vineyard planted on shallow loam soils and cooled by coastal breezes. 

Hyde de Villaine showcases some of the finest California terroir through a limited range of wines with a focus on chardonnay. Stylistically, the wines are bold yet nuanced, buttressed by ample acidity and minerality, revealing the complexities of California’s terroir.