Another beauty from the Chardonnay masters at Patz & Hall - sourced from the Hyde Vineyard made famous by Kistler!
Hyde Vineyard has justifiably become one of the superstar vineyards in Carneros. The Patz & Hall 2012 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay is perhaps the most sought after fruit in the pantheon of great California vineyards.
92 Points Robert Parker: "The 2013 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard (1,100 cases produced) is made from the Hyde-Old Wente clone. From sandy, clay, loam soils, it offers up aromas of honeysuckle, white peach, delicate pineapple and subtle oak. Medium to full-bodied with great acidity as well as beautiful purity and freshness, it should drink nicely for 5-7 years, perhaps longer...Patz and Hall has long been a model for how to run a high-quality négociant business, buying fruit from top vineyards and crafting it into wines that can compete with the finest from estate vineyards.."