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2005 Hyde De Villaine (HDV) Chardonnay de la Guerra Carneros
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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2007

($30) Pale color. Crisp apple and pear aromas complicated by pepper and white flowers.Bright and crisp, with piquant quince and pepper notes perking up the apple and pear flavors. Dry, juicy and quite restrained chardonnay with firm acidity and a light touch. Finishes minerally and persistent, with a suggestion of beeswax. Not at all a fat or sweet style of chardonnay.

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HdV Strikes Again!
12/06/2006
by Sanders12174376
Knowing that HdV makes some of the best wines from Napa Valley, I was thrilled when I discovered their latest release: The 2005 de la Guerra Chardonnay. An exuberant, young wine with rich minerality and tantalizing acidity. Another "hit" from the small, unknown HdV winery!

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About Carneros

Carneros straddles the borders of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys on the north coast of San Pablo Bay. This appellation has thin soils and receives little rainfall. As the sun heats up the vineyards and mountainsides of Napa Valley to the north, the rising hot air draws cool air and fog over Carneros from the ba
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Chardonnay

The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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