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2019 Hyde De Villaine (HdV) Ygnacia Pinot Noir

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May 26, 2024 - $61



94Vinous / IWC

Rich, deep and beautifully resonant... Rose petal, lavender, kirsch, mint and mocha build effortlessly, especially as the wine opens with a bit of air.

94James Suckling

Lots of violets, roses and hibiscus with some dried strawberry on the nose. Full-bodied with smoky, smooth tannins and lovely balance and freshness. Hints of smoked meat to the fruit.


Hyde De Villaine (HdV)

Hyde de Villaine is a venture between the Hyde family of Napa Valley and the de Villaine family of Burgundy. The two winemaking families are related by marriage. Laurence Hyde comes from a long-established California farming family, and since the 1970s he has been purchasing vineyards in Carneros and southern Napa Valley. Aubert de Villaine is the proprietor of his own domaine in Burgundy, A.&P. de Villaine, and the co-director of the legendary Domaine de la Romanee-Conti. The estate produces Chardonnay, a Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend, and Syrah.


United States, California, Napa Valley, Carneros

Carneros AVA, also known as Los Carneros, is at the southern end of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys at the top of the San Francisco Bay. The 8,000 vineyard acres are mostly planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both of which thrive in the district’s cool, marine climate. Carneros became an AVA in 1983 and it has attracted foreign wine companies along with local producers. It has been especially appealing to European producers of sparkling wines including the giant Spanish cava producers Codorniu and Frexinet, and the French Champagne house Taittinger. Codorniu in Carneros is called Artesa, and Frexinet’s Carneros brand is Gloria Ferrer. Taittinger calls its Carneros winery Domaine Carneros. The European producers also make still wines in Carneros.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.