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2009 Hyde De Villaine (HDV) Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard Carneros
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2012

Slightly hazy pale yellow.  Stone fruits, smoky minerality and brown spices on the nose, complicated by a floral element.  Dense, concentrated and rich, with harmonious peachy acidity giving punch to the toast and powder stone flavors.  Very tactile, energetic wine with a dusty, long, slowly building finish and excellent back-end lift.  I like the combination of fruit and soil tones here.  This should age well.

90 Points | Wine Spectator

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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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