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. Carneros has always been considered prime land for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and the 200-acre Hyde Vineyard includes one of the oldest blocks of Chardonnay grapes. The shallower soil and cooler climates of Carneros result in smaller vines and grapes that turn into bright, ethereal wines.
Classic Wente clone aromas of baked pear and brioche are underlaid with notes of white chocolate and peach blossom. The palate is filled with pineapple and lemon oil that brings acidity and freshness to the long, mineral driven finish.
- Hyde Vineyard
- 100% Chardonnay
- Fermentation & Aging
- 100% Barrel fermentation; Native Ferment; Full malolactic; Aged 15 months in 35% new French oak