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2017 HdV, "Hyde Vineyard" Chardonnay, Napa Valley

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By David Gettenberg

Hyde de Villaine (HdV) is a collaboration between two of the wine world's most coveted producers: the de Villaine Family of DRC (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti) and the Hyde Family from Napa Valley.

From a select parcel on the east hill slope of the highly sought-after Hyde Vineyard, these two wine powerhouses (united through marriage) have crafted a world-class California Chardonnay.

Montrachet or Napa Valley?

Fresh citrus, lemon zest and white peach aromas on the nose lead to a silky yet mineral driven palate of bright stone fruit, young pear and freshly-picked apples. A delicate hint of modest wood sits on the finish along with exceptionally balanced and integrated components. With a bit of saline, you'll delight in the sophistication of this Napa Chardonnay, which expresses itself with a touch of DRC finesse.

In one sensational Chardonnay, you get the best elements of Burgundy and Carneros melded into one.  Precise acidity, flinty minerality, and unparalleled length from the Burgundian influence are juxtaposed by the unctuous texture, wonderful orchard fruit, and poached pear from the Carneros terroir.  

"It is pure class... quite understated, but it is also just sublime." Vinous

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Press & Tasting Notes

“Tangy and edgy with lots of energetic fruit.”

James Suckling • 96 / 100

"Wonderful, juicy white with cooked pineapple, praline and biscuit. Some apricots. Full-bodied, tangy and edgy with lots of energetic fruit. Focused and lively. Minerality is the word. Drink or hold."


“Pure notes of poached pears, white peach, quince and apple pie.”

Wine Advocate • 94 / 100

"The 2017 Chardonnay opens with pure notes of poached pears, white peach, quince and apple pie plus notions of citrus blossoms, smoke, toast and honeyed hints in the undercurrent—what a superb perfume! The palate is still youthfully wound, offering energetic citrus and mineral-laced fruits, tangy, vibrant and bright and finishing very long and nuanced."


“It is pure class.”

Vinous • 94 / 100

"The 2017 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is a blend of Calera and Wente clones, which, along with the decision to pick early, yields a Chardonnay with distinctly salty, saline notes that give the wine energy, tension and persistence. Orchard fruit, white flowers, mint and white pepper add striking aromatic top notes. The 2017 is quiet understated, but it is also just sublime. The 2017 spent 12 months in oak (15% new) and about four months in tank prior to bottling. It is pure class.

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“A finish that shows savory richness.”

Wine Spectator • 94 / 100

"Powerfully structured, with ripe citrus accents to the fresh white fruit and spice flavors, supported by ample acidity. Hints of tropical fruit emerge midpalate, leading to a finish that shows savory richness."

More Information
  • Producer: Hyde de Villaine
  • Country: United States
  • Region: California
  • Subregion: Napa Valley
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W6296-1-1