Auteur Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
Vivid and full of tension with exotic tropical layers of lychee, crystalized pineapple and starfruit offset with a penetrating chalky thread and mineral palate of limestone, fleur de sel and crushed rock. Our Hyde Chardonnay was created in pursuit of a more blanched stony Chardonnay, fresh and pure with a nod to the breezy San Pablo Bay winds and Hyde's fossilized soils. 4-Barrel Selection The moderate and near flawless growing season of 2016, allowed us to create our interpretation of a refreshingly crisp north Burgundy-styled Chardonnay sourced from the exotic Chardonnay Musqué clone. Farmed from one of the most well-respected grape growers in Carneros, Larry Hyde, Hyde vineyard is located at the gateway to the beautiful Napa Valley in the region of Carneros. Summer temperatures are cool due to its proximity to San Pablo Bay, with foggy mornings and cool afternoon breezes. Under the soils, ancient creek beds provide excellent drainage to the red clay loam. Hyde Vineyard is sustainable and organically farmed.