2019 Amici Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

94points

James Suckling

“Creamy and elegant.”

Vineyard Notes

The 200-acre Hyde Vineyard, considered one of California’s Grand Cru vineyards, includes one of the oldest blocks of Chardonnay grapes. Carneros has always been considered prime land for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The shallower soil and cooler climates of Carneros result in smaller vines and grapes that turn into bright, ethereal wines.

Winemaking Notes

Located on the Napa side of the Carneros AVA, Hyde Vineyard is truly one of California’s grand cru Chardonnay vineyards and a site that parallels the quality and prestige of our single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon portfolio. The 2019 is lively and driven by vibrant acidity, featuring tangerine and spearmint notes on the nose. The textured palate features a roasted grain and rye entry followed by hints of orange zest and wet stone that carry through the long, dense finish.

$75
750ml
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Chardonnay
Vineyard
Hyde Vineyard
Appellation
Carneros
Blend
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol
14.5%
Fermentation & Aging
100% Barrel fermentation; Full malolactic; Aged 15 months in 35% new French oak

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Reviews

94points

James Suckling

Pretty nose of hawthorn, praline, dried apple, white peach, lemon pith and cedar. Full-bodied with fresh acidity. Creamy and elegant. Smoked almonds and crushed stones on the mineral finish. Long and oily at the end. Drink or hold.

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$75
750ml

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