Hyde De Villaine

Comandante Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

9.326 ratings
9.310 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
David L

Last Bottle. It’s got another 6-8 years in it. Wonderful Chardonnay

Last Bottle. It’s got another 6-8 years in it. Wonderful Chardonnay

Sep 21st, 2019
David L

Love it! Perfect time to start drinking them. Truly a can’t miss Chardonnay.

Love it! Perfect time to start drinking them. Truly a can’t miss Chardonnay.

Jul 12th, 2019
David Langstaff

Great wine. Nice acidity but with creamy undertones. Not a wine for the ‘professionals’ as it doesn’t fit their oaky template. Just a wonderful wine with food. 2013.

Great wine. Nice acidity but with creamy undertones. Not a wine for the ‘professionals’ as it doesn’t fit their oaky template. Just a wonderful wine with food. 2013.

Jun 10th, 2019
David L

14' HDV Comandante Hyde Vineyard.
Planted in 1979 . This is the last of the original planting. Not even 1 acre left of this original planting.
Close to a PnP - A short decanting is still recommend.
Pale yellow in color.
Palate- Peach, baked apple pie, honeysuckle, orange blossom , splash of spice(dissipates completely after 30 minutes) medium acidity. Modest amount of oak. Finishing with a plethora of tropical fruits, acid, minerality. Polished & layered finish! Damn good bottle.

Well-made Chardonnay. Drink /6-8 years in it.

14' HDV Comandante Hyde Vineyard.
Planted in 1979 . This is the last of the original planting. Not even 1 acre left of this original planting.
Close to a PnP - A short decanting is still recommend.
Pale yellow in color.
Palate- Peach, baked apple pie, honeysuckle, orange blossom , splash of spice(dissipates completely after 30 minutes) medium acidity. Modest amount of oak. Finishing with a plethora of tropical fruits, acid, minerality. Polished & layered finish! Damn good bottle.

Well-made Chardonnay. Drink /6-8 years in it.

Mar 23rd, 2019
David L

14’ HDV Comandante Chardonnay. I’ve written about this several times. Getting better each time I open one.

14’ HDV Comandante Chardonnay. I’ve written about this several times. Getting better each time I open one.

May 3rd, 2018
David L

Great bottle that’s starting to open up in it’s prime.

Great bottle that’s starting to open up in it’s prime.

Jan 5th, 2018
Martin G Rivard

I opened a 2007 HdV Commandate Chardonnay in preparation for this beast of a Hurricane which is coming our way. My granddaughter is fully equipped and prepared!!!! Lol!! She was crawling towards the bottle as I was taking my pic!!!! HdV's flagship Chardonnay is amazing with some age on it. I uncorked a recent vintage (2013) the other day and it was lackluster in comparison to this masterpiece. Truly incredible how a little time transformed this beauty.

I opened a 2007 HdV Commandate Chardonnay in preparation for this beast of a Hurricane which is coming our way. My granddaughter is fully equipped and prepared!!!! Lol!! She was crawling towards the bottle as I was taking my pic!!!! HdV's flagship Chardonnay is amazing with some age on it. I uncorked a recent vintage (2013) the other day and it was lackluster in comparison to this masterpiece. Truly incredible how a little time transformed this beauty.

Sep 8th, 2017
David L

14' HDV Hyde Comandante Chardonnay. These are the best 2/3 barrels each year.

Decanted it also for an hour. Light golden in color. It taste very much like a great Grand Cru. Martin your spot on. More tropical then citrusy. So much going on in this wine. What pops- peach, honeysuckle , sweet tarts. Very lengthy finish .This chard has a LONG life in front of it. Consumed it close to room temperature. 😍just a kick- ass chardonnay. It's only going to get better with a little more time in the bottle. If you're fortunate enough to have some, try it the middle of next year.

14' HDV Hyde Comandante Chardonnay. These are the best 2/3 barrels each year.

Decanted it also for an hour. Light golden in color. It taste very much like a great Grand Cru. Martin your spot on. More tropical then citrusy. So much going on in this wine. What pops- peach, honeysuckle , sweet tarts. Very lengthy finish .This chard has a LONG life in front of it. Consumed it close to room temperature. 😍just a kick- ass chardonnay. It's only going to get better with a little more time in the bottle. If you're fortunate enough to have some, try it the middle of next year.

Nov 18th, 2016
Martin G Rivard

Incredibly polished white Burgundian styled Chardonnay.

Incredibly polished white Burgundian styled Chardonnay.

Sep 22nd, 2016
George Chen

Bought this wine out of barrel at ANV in 2011 I think. This was a intense Chard that didn't mince words. Powerful focused wine with extreme acidic backbone and lean citrus profile. Hope this wine ages well because it's just too in your face right now.

Bought this wine out of barrel at ANV in 2011 I think. This was a intense Chard that didn't mince words. Powerful focused wine with extreme acidic backbone and lean citrus profile. Hope this wine ages well because it's just too in your face right now.

Apr 30th, 2016