HdV, Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

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HdV, Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

If You Like Kistler, You'll Love HdV!
"Stellar....bright, pure, classy and super-polished." Antonio Galloni

"Stellar."

Put down your Kistler, Kongsgaard, Aubert and Pahlmeyer - for a moment - and only tell your friends about HdV after you've purchased some for yourself!

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.

Chassagne-Montrachet or Napa Valley?

Fresh citrus and white peach aromas on the nose lead to a silky yet mineral driven palate of bright stone fruit, young pear and apple. 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.

Exceptional and drinking beautifully now, this wine is sure to reward those who have the patience to cellar it for another 10 years.

Extremely Limited. First Come, First Served.

$68.95 per bottle / $827.40 per case

Summary


MERCHANT'S MARK

97+ / 100

Chassagne-Montrachet or Napa Valley? The HdV Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay has a striking resemblance to a Grand Cru white Burgundy. 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. Exceptionally balanced and integrated components. This is a venture between two wine powerhouses: DRC of Burgundy and Hyde Family.

JAMES SUCKLING

96 / 100

"Very dense yet tangy and energetic with beautiful intensity of flavor and brightness, which shows creme caramel. Full-bodied and vivid. Long and layered. Richness with brightness and focus. Drink now, but it's also one for aging as well."

ANTONIO GALLONI

95 / 100

"Stellar. The 2015 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is bright, pure and focused, especially within the context of the year. Winemaker Stephane Vivier did a terrific job in capturing a compelling interplay of freshness and textural richness. Lemon peel, white flowers, white orchard fruit and mint give the wine its lifted personality, but there is plenty of palate weight and depth. This is a classy, super-polished Chardonnay from Hyde de Villaine."


Product Details


Producer: Hyde de Villaine

Country: United States

Region: California

Sub Region: Napa Valley

Varietal: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2015

Size: 750ml

Code: W6296-1