TN: 2014 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)

  • 2014 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyards - USA, California, Napa Valley (3/8/2021)
    Well I am happy to admit I was wrong. Four years ago I thought this was too lean to age, and I blew that call. It’s positively brilliant right now. It definitely speaks of Hyde. Despite the radically different winemaking treatment from say Ramey, I can clearly find a kinship. That has to be the site speaking. Crisp orchard fruit, dusted with spice, and splashed with lemon juice, just brings refreshment, and makes me smile, even after a pandemic Monday!

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Nice review David…I have a couple of the chards hanging around (ashamed to say I use them as place-holders to round out a 12 pack of the Annia or Gemina which I prefer). Dan Petroski is a full-blown genius in my book. And I agree with you that one can love the Ramey and Massican versions without throwing the other under the bus.

I am a big fan of the Annia. That and the Hyde are my must-buys.