Hyde Vineyard

2010 Carneros Pinot Noir

With its super-dense character and palate-coating tannins, this wine is one of the stunners of the vintage, and definitely one of our most age-worthy bottlings from 2010. The aromas are deep and brooding, with intense spicy cranberry, cherry and fennel notes, as well as elements of brine and fleur de sel. Though 2010 was a cool vintage overall, two heat events acted like a natural saignée, underscoring the wine’s power and extract. And while there is excellent natural acid, it plays a supporting role, framing this Pinot’s ample weight. A tour de force!

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Accolades

  • 93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
    “Bright, dark red. Deep, brooding nose offers intense fruit aromas of blueberry, blackberry, crushed cherry and cool cranberry, complicated by root vegetables, crushed sage, menthol and earth. Wonderfully aromatic and fruit-driven in the mouth, with terrific lift from floral and orange peel elements. Nicely ripe, harmonious acidity here. Finishes very long, with dusty tannins and a distinctly juicy quality. This is sexy already but will age nicely.” - Stephen Tanzer

  • 94 Points | WineLines Online
    “In the glass, the wine shows a translucent deep ruby color with lightening around the edges. It displays intense aromas of spiced cranberry, orange peel, dark cherry and a high note of fennel frond. There is a velvety weightiness in the mouth, where the fruit fleshes out to near jamminess. This is a perfect example of the hedonistic style of Pinot Noir that the best vineyards and wineries aspire to.” -Glen Frederiksen

  • Pinot Noir of the Year | Tom Simoneau, The Wine Guy, KSRO Radio
    Tom Simoneau’s Wines of the Year 2012: Pinot Noir
    2010 HYDE VINEYARD – Carneros Pinot Noir

  • 95 Points | Wine Spectator Insider
    “Combines deliciously ripe dark berry fruit with a graceful texture and deft balance, featuring juicy wild berry and blackberry at the core. Floral, spice and anise touches linger on the finish.” - J.L.

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In the News

  • Top 100 Wines of the Year #31 – 2010 Patz & Hall HYDE VINEYARD – Carneros Pinot Noir – 95 Points; Classic; a great wine
    “Combines deliciously ripe dark berry fruit with a graceful texture and deft balance, featuring juicy wild berry and blackberry at the core. Floral, spice and anise touches linger on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 404 cases made.” – James Laube