Hyde de Villaine (HdV), "Ygnacia" Pinot Noir

Merchant's Pick

THE RECENT PICK

Hyde de Villaine (HdV), "Ygnacia" Pinot Noir

One Of The Most Limited, Sought After and Collectible Pinot Noir Bottlings!
The Domaine de la Romanee Conti of California, literally!

18 years in the making!

That's how long it took to create this inaugural release from two titans in the wine world: The Aubert family of Burgundy's Domaine de la Romanee Conti and the Hyde family of famed Hyde Vineyards.

Together, these two coveted producers (united through marriage) have collaborated to make Hyde de Villaine (HdV).

The Echezeaux of Napa Valley?

Yes! This is an exclusive 1.9 acres of prized Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir.

And, just in case you are not familiar with D.R.C., that winey is THE most iconic Burgundy producer and the benchmark by which all Burgundies are judged. At $2,500 per bottle and up, D.R.C. is sold at auction-houses throughout the world.

Although there is currently no Grand Cru designation in California, if there were, these 1.9 acres would rival Burgundy's finest with a goal of site-specific terroir-driven, cool-climate, hillside fruit.

Complex aromas of violet, rose petals, wild cherry, earthy undertones and a touch of spice. On the palate, the wine shows raspberry, bright acidity and minerality intermixed with fresh blue fruit notes. The tannins are layered, soft and precise. The finish is long, focused and beautifully integrated.

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

This inaugural release is an instant classic and highly collectible!

Extremely Limited. First Come, First Served.

$99.95 per bottle / $1199.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

97 / 100

The Echezeaux of Napa Vally? Yes! Complex aromas of violet, rose petals, wild cherry, earthy undertones and a touch of spice. On the palate, the wine shows raspberry, bright acidity and minerality intermixed with fresh blue fruit notes. The tannins are layered, soft and precise. The finish is long, focused and beautifully integrated. An inaugural release. An instant classic. Make sure you enjoy some now and stash some aside for future enjoyment! An inaugural release. An instant classic!

JAMES SUCKLING

95 / 100

"A very fresh and vivid pinot with so much raspberry and blue fruit character. Stone and cement undertones. Blood oranges and sea shell, too. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, flavorful finish. A structured and flavorful red. Needs two or three years to come together."


Product Details


Producer: Hyde de Villaine

Country: United States

Region: California

Sub Region: Carneros

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W6815