Ramey Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
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|Region||California, Napa Valley, Carneros|
More tropical and citrus notes emerge from the 2017 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard, which has a beautiful chalky minerality as well as medium to full-bodied richness, bright, racy acidity, a crisp texture, and a great finish. With remarkable purity of fruit as well as a chiseled mouthfeel, it's another magical Chardonnay from this estate that will stand up to any Grand Cru White Burgundy out there. It has plenty to love today yet will be best with 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for over a decade.
The 2017 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is bold and racy. Orange peel, mint, tropical fruit and spice all flesh out effortlessly. The 2017 shows all of the creaminess and density that is such a signature of Hyde Chardonnays. Although the 2017 is quite expressive today, my sense is that it will be even better with more time in bottle.
Focused and vibrant, with notes of tangerine to the freshly cut green apple, Asian pear and citrus flavors. Saline accents show on the crisp, minerally finish, revealing hints of dried mint. Best from 2021 through 2025.