2018 Hyde Vineyards Estate ChardonnayUdsolgt
Beautifully crafted, fresh, and vibrant, with aromas of pears, golden apple, white peach, hazelnut, white flowers, and a hint of toasty oak. On the palate, the wine shows excellent intensity balance and richness, with flavors of stone fruit, melon, pineapple, citrus. The underlying minerality and bright acidity offers extra length to the finish.
This was a cooler year with abundant rain in February followed by endless sunny days which produced bud break in the first and second week of March. The mild temperatures allowed for slow ripening-perhaps the longest duration we’ve had in a long time. This factor helped encourage even cluster development, strong yields, complex flavors, high acidity and excellent quality that will help contribute to the longevity of this vintage.