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2021 TOR Kenward Family Wines Hyde Vineyard Cuvee Susan Chardonnay

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March 24, 2024 - $71

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RATINGS

99Wine Enthusiast

Finely detailed aromas of poached pears, vanilla and butter lead to a palate impression that's quiet at first and then builds into layers of marzipan, golden apples, butter and macadamia nuts. Everything is backed by subtle, silky acidity that keeps it fresh through a long, lingering finish.

96Jeb Dunnuck

...a big, rich, classic Napa beauty offering subtle tropical and caramelized orange-like fruit, full-bodied richness, some spicy oak, brioche, and toasty nuances, beautiful mid-palate depth...

95Vinous / IWC

...decidedly rich, textured style. Lemon peel, marzipan, white flowers, tropical fruit, passionfruit and French oak are all dialed up. .

93The Wine Advocate

...scents of lightly smoked oak, backed by melon, pear and a bit of citrus...medium to full-bodied, richly textured...with ample length.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.