Ramey Hyde Vineyard Carneros-Napa Chardonnay 2008

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95 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Bright gold. Energetic aromas of green apple, jasmine, minerals ...

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What a geat aroma this wine has; refined oak and all the smoky, vanilla trimmings, framing pineapple, orange rind and lemon custard aromas and flav... Read more

Serves up a tasty range of complex, concentrated flavors, built around a core of smoky fig and apricot, but also folding in hints of nutmeg, citrus... Read more

Medium yellow. Knockout nose combines lime blossom, soft citrus notes, pear and white flowers. Sweet, juicy and penetrating, with highly complex fl... Read more

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External Reviews for Ramey Hyde Vineyard Carneros-Napa Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

What a geat aroma this wine has; refined oak and all the smoky, vanilla trimmings, framing pineapple, orange rind and lemon custard aromas and flavors. This massive Chard just gives off oodles of fruit. It is bhalanced with rich, brilliant acidity.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Serves up a tasty range of complex, concentrated flavors, built around a core of smoky fig and apricot, but also folding in hints of nutmeg, citrus and tangerine, with a long, lively, creamy finish. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Medium yellow. Knockout nose combines lime blossom, soft citrus notes, pear and white flowers. Sweet, juicy and penetrating, with highly complex flavors of soft citrus fruits, lime, peach, nectarine, flowers and mint. At once solid and vibrant. Finishes with palate-staining persistence and terrific grip. A great California chardonnay.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Yellow-gold. Stunningly nuanced aromas of smoky lemon, lime, poached pear, licorice and iodine complicated by dusty talc and white flowers. Impressively chewy and deeply concentrated, offering strong citrus and orchard fruit flavors underscored by smoky minerals and succulent herbs. This extremely complex wine has the concentration and balance to reward patience.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Clean and refreshing, with ripe, fresh, snappy citrus, green apple and pear flavors that are pure, focused, moderately rich and pleasantly cleansing, with a snappy minerality. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

A stunning effort, the 2005 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard boasts great intensity along with huge tropical fruit notes interwoven with notions of spring flowers, orange marmalade, white peaches, and steely minerals. Its abundant fruit conceals any evidence of wood. Well-delineated, with outstanding acidity as well as a layered, sumptuous finish, it should age nicely for 4-5 years, possibly longer.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Soil-inflected aromas of minerals, iodine and nutmeg. Offers a rare combination of texture, breadth and verve for California chardonnay. Really expansive in the middle palate, with powerful fruit and spice character complicated by a peaty suggestion of Islay scotch. A major mouthful of chardonnay.


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Winemaker's Notes:

95 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Bright gold. Energetic aromas of green apple, jasmine, minerals and lemon zest. Dry and nervy, with brisk acidity and a saline nuance giving energy and lift to its citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Vibrant and impressively pure chardonnay, finishing spicy, long and dry, with an intriguing floral quality. (May/Jun 2011)

95 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Bright gold. Energetic aromas of green apple, jasmine, minerals and lemon zest. Dry and nervy, with brisk acidity and a saline nuance giving energy and lift to its citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Vibrant and impressively pure chardonnay, finishing spicy, long and dry, with an intriguing floral quality. (May/Jun 2011)

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