Patz & Hall 2018 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

Patz & Hall 2018 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

...elegant, yet powerful and displays classic Hyde Vineyard traits...
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WS 93
...elegant, yet powerful and displays classic Hyde Vineyard traits...
Wine Spectator

Mission Codename If my rhyme was a Hyde I'd sell it by the gram

Fair warning - last time we offered a P&H Hyde, it sold out in approximately 47.5 minutes.

Patz & Hall’s Hyde Hyde Baby!
Slices like a ninja, cuts like a razor blade,
Priced to make other sellers say ‘Damn!’
IF there was a problem with the price YO, we solved it,
Check out this Chard while the glass revolves it!

Or, as Jeb Dunnuck succinctly puts it, “beautiful, impeccably made Chardonnay that readers will love.”

Always spectacular, bred from one of the best vineyards in the world, and as classic an example of California Chardonnay as you can find.

Robert Parker declares that “Patz & Hall has a long and enviable track record, making Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from some of the very finest single vineyards in Northern California. They rarely miss a beat, and the wines are sure bets.”

Then we have the HYDE factor. There’s a good reason why San Francisco Chronicle calls Mr. Hyde the “King of Carneros.” No other vineyard in America has a Domaine de la Romanée-Conti partnership. Plus, a who’s who of the greatest Pinot and Chardonnay producers clamor for Hyde fruit and there’s no doubt it’s one of the absolute best sources.

So, what’s it like? Front-loaded with ripe creamy citrus, like lemon meringue or something. All kinds of white flowers, apricots, buttery croissants, vanilla, and a wonderful minerality. Flawlessly balanced and definitely NOT your one-dimensional butter bomb. But it should please just about anyone, from those who crave that full-throttle, buttery style to others who want a more precision-focused, Burgundian direction in their Chardonnay.

Yes, sometimes there really can be too much of a good thing, but NEVER WITH HYDE!

93 Points – Wine Spectator

“The 2018 vintage is elegant, yet powerful and displays classic Hyde Vineyard traits of delicate white flowers, tangerine zest, and lemon cream. On the palate the wine is citrus-driven with orange and lemon flavors along with hints of toasted almond and vanilla. The wine has great acidity that leaves a white chalk/mineral note on the very long finish.”

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What the Winery Says 2018 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

Patz & Hall
Patz & Hall
Winemaker
James Hall
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Carneros, Sonoma County
Alcohol
13.5%
Vineyard
Hyde Vineyard, Patz & Hall Blocks
Vine age
Planted in 1997 & 1999
Clones
Hyde-Wente selection
Harvest date
September 2018
Aging
100% Burgundian French oak (36% new)

About the Winery Patz & Hall

Patz & Hall Winemaker James Hall
Patz & Hall Winemaker James Hall
Patz & Hall 2018 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 750ml Wine Bottle
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Patz & Hall 2018 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 750ml Wine Bottle
$39.00
40% off!
$65.00
Elsewhere