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Hyde Vineyards Chardonnay

9.292 ratings
9.229 pro ratings
Napa Valley, 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
Paco Suro

Nice. Lots of acidity. But not tightly wound. Medium in body.

Nice. Lots of acidity. But not tightly wound. Medium in body.

Aug 22nd, 2021
Shay A
9.2

This has got to be one of my first 2018s to open, and while I’d normally refrain even if for only a bit longer, this producer has piqued my interest too much. Accolades are great and all, but many fellow winemakers have spoken highly of Dan’s project, which is enough reason to open and see how this is showing.

Normally for my palate, Hyde Chardonnay’s show a lot of bright stone fruit with high acidity (ex: Aubert’s Larry Hyde & Sons...plenty of acidity, lighter style, big fruit up front). Dan has taken Hyde’s fruit and put it front and center. Everything about this wine is about the vineyard. Crystalline and pure. On the nose, it is very ripe without being boozy...grilled lemon, lemon-lime tart, even some kiwi, with floral honeysuckle and sea salt. The palate reveals such an intense expression of the fruit with hardly any notice of oak. This has a strong mineral core and high acidity type backbone, but the mid palate and finish show plenty of ripe lemon, powdered lemon bar tart type flavors. 12.7ABV! Nothing sweet, rich or flabby about this wine. Not sure how it ages, but very enjoyable.

This has got to be one of my first 2018s to open, and while I’d normally refrain even if for only a bit longer, this producer has piqued my interest too much. Accolades are great and all, but many fellow winemakers have spoken highly of Dan’s project, which is enough reason to open and see how this is showing.

Normally for my palate, Hyde Chardonnay’s show a lot of bright stone fruit with high acidity (ex: Aubert’s Larry Hyde & Sons...plenty of acidity, lighter style, big fruit up front). Dan has taken Hyde’s fruit and put it front and center. Everything about this wine is about the vineyard. Crystalline and pure. On the nose, it is very ripe without being boozy...grilled lemon, lemon-lime tart, even some kiwi, with floral honeysuckle and sea salt. The palate reveals such an intense expression of the fruit with hardly any notice of oak. This has a strong mineral core and high acidity type backbone, but the mid palate and finish show plenty of ripe lemon, powdered lemon bar tart type flavors. 12.7ABV! Nothing sweet, rich or flabby about this wine. Not sure how it ages, but very enjoyable.

Apr 19th, 2021
Al Shikoh

pale translucent yellow, watery rim; lemon, green apple, wet stone; lemon, tart apple, minerality, good length; medium body, very good acidity, 13% ABV; made from 100% Chardonnay sourced from cool site Hyde Vineyard in Carneros, picked at 21.5 Brix, fermented in barrel, 85% new French oak, malolactic fermentation blocked; a bright and mineral driven expression of Napa Valley Chardonnay made for the table by winemaker Dan Petroski; $45

pale translucent yellow, watery rim; lemon, green apple, wet stone; lemon, tart apple, minerality, good length; medium body, very good acidity, 13% ABV; made from 100% Chardonnay sourced from cool site Hyde Vineyard in Carneros, picked at 21.5 Brix, fermented in barrel, 85% new French oak, malolactic fermentation blocked; a bright and mineral driven expression of Napa Valley Chardonnay made for the table by winemaker Dan Petroski; $45

Aug 6th, 2020
Matt Lasater

Combines focused acid, well integrated oak, and abundance of crisp yellow fruit into a harmonious wine. Not obviously from CA and to me that is it’s most charming aspect.

Combines focused acid, well integrated oak, and abundance of crisp yellow fruit into a harmonious wine. Not obviously from CA and to me that is it’s most charming aspect.

Dec 4th, 2017
John Willison

Deep yellow fruit, loads of minerality and fruit.
Bright acidity and lingering fruit and minerality.

Deep yellow fruit, loads of minerality and fruit.
Bright acidity and lingering fruit and minerality.

1 person found it helpfulNov 5th, 2020
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.3

So pure and expressive. Blind 1er cru Chassagne

So pure and expressive. Blind 1er cru Chassagne

1 person found it helpfulDec 21st, 2016
Jennifer DiDomizio

Dan is the man. Napa Chardonnay at its best!

Dan is the man. Napa Chardonnay at its best!

Jan 30th, 2017
Ryan Brazell

Rise Over Run

8.0

Maddeningly, slightly corked. Just above detection threshold, but still. Seems like it would be great wine otherwise.

Maddeningly, slightly corked. Just above detection threshold, but still. Seems like it would be great wine otherwise.

Nov 5th, 2016
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.2

Bright fruit with nice minerality #massican

Bright fruit with nice minerality #massican

Mar 22nd, 2016
Peter Plaehn

Oh hell yes. Love @Dan Petroski's wines. Another stunner.

Oh hell yes. Love @Dan Petroski's wines. Another stunner.

Dec 3rd, 2015