2018 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay, Carneros
This Chardonnay is from blocks planted exclusively for Patz & Hall in 1997 and 1999 using the famous “Hyde Wente” selection of Chardonnay. The 2018 vintage is elegant, yet powerful and displays classic Hyde Vineyard traits of delicate white flowers, tangerine zest, and lemon cream. On the palate the wine is citrus-driven with orange and lemon flavors along with hints of toasted almond and vanilla. The wine has great acidity that leaves a white chalk/mineral note on the very long finish.
2018 Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir, Carneros
This iconic site consistently delivers one of the most elegant and refined Pinots in our portfolio. The 2018 vintage is more robust and richer than typical, providing layers of ripe red currants and Bing cherries along with a lifted purity and freshness that supports elegant and cleansing acidity. The nose is filled with the Hyde Vineyard signature dried rose petals and cardamom/cinnamon spice. The mouth has great depth, showing composed, refined tannins that are knit together with strawberry, raspberry and a hint of cocoa. The mid-palate is delicate but flavorful and juicy, showing the elegance and complexity that is classic Hyde Pinot.