Ramey Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Carneros|
This producer's blocks were planted in 1991 and 1997 to field selections of both Wente and Robert Young clones. Juicy, tight and tension-filled, it is both complex and high-toned in approach, with looming acidity that freshens in tart lemon-peel, grapefruit and tangerine flavors-a classic and elegant wine.
Precise and powerfully structured, with intense Asian pear, apple and ripe citrus flavors that feature rich, savory notes. Displays concentrated minerality on the spicy and textured finish. Should blossom in the cellar. Best from 2021 through 2025. 1,256 cases made.
From a vineyard in Carneros, the 2016 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard excels on its purity and finesse. Notes of white flowers, lemon zest, and tart pineapple all flow to a medium to full-bodied Chardonnay that's classic Ramey with its bright, crisp acidity, good concentration, and balanced style. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years.
The 2016 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is a gorgeous wine that captures all the personality of this historic Carneros site. Ample, resonant and inviting, the 2016 offers baked apple, white peach, mint, chamomile and lemon peel notes in a super-attractive Chardonnay.