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2019 Ram's Gate Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

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May 26, 2024 - $46



95Jeb Dunnuck

Expressive with floral perfume and flinty wet stone, the 2019 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is ripe with fresh honeysuckle, tropical green papaya, and grapefruit. Medium-bodied, it brings a bit of white pepper, citrus zest, and lime. It’s long on the palate and clean, with a pleasant texture of chalky earth.

94Wine Enthusiast

This is a richly luxurious yet mineral-driven white, contrasting and complex in fresh, focused acidity that guides a stony grit and layered flavors. Green apple, stone fruit and honeydew combine around notes of nutmeg, flint and stone.

93Wine Spectator

Lip-smacking, with intense acidity to the fragrant lemon blossom, honeysuckle and peach pastry flavors on an appealingly fleshy frame. Delivers details of honeysuckle, toasted sugar and candied ginger that linger.

92James Suckling

A rich and tangy white with dried apple and lemon, as well as some lime. Hints of vanilla bean and pralines. It’s medium-to full-bodied, freshness and racy.


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.


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.