2021 Amici Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay


James Suckling

“Serious structure”

Vineyard 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. 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.

Winemaking Notes

The 2021 Amici Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay is a stunning example of Carneros and displays classic Wente clone characteristics. On the nose, it reveals a captivating blend of aromas, including lemon oil, wet stone, white flower, and spearmint. A complex range of flavors emerge on the palate, from luscious white chocolate and earthy white truffle, to crisp Asian pear. This beautifully balanced and textured wine concludes with a long, satisfying finish that will leave you wanting more.

Hyde Vineyard
100% Chardonnay
Fermentation & Aging
100% Barrel Fermentation; Native Ferment; Full Malolactic; aged 14 months in 40% new French Oak

A Single Vineyard Wine

Hyde Vineyard

Vineyard Details



James Suckling

“This is very Hyde in character with peppermint, light oak and cold cooked apple aromas and flavors. Full-bodied with phenolic texture. Lemon and oil. Serious structure. Drink or hold.”


The Wine Independent

“The 2021 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay spills from the glass with flamboyant notes of spiced apples, juicy pears, and fresh apricots, leading to wafts of beeswax, marzipan, and powdered ginger. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers a gorgeous satiny texture and great tension to support the vibrant stone fruit and apple flavors, finishing long and spicy.”


Jeb Dunnuck

The 2021 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is more fruit-forward and tropical, with white flowers, pineapple, and citrus in a medium-bodied, vibrant, rounded, nicely textured style. It’s doesn’t have the precision of the 2020, but it has more density and flesh.”