2006 Auteur - Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard 750ml

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2006 Auteur - Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard
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Sourced from the venerable Hyde Vineyard in Carneros for the first time in 2006, this is another example of Kenneth's interest in producing Chardonnay from great vineyards at the highest level of quality. With all eyes on the perfect pair of 100 point Auteur Pinot Noir (Sonoma Stage and Manchester Ridge) released at the same time, it is no wonder the Chardonnay slipped into the warehouse relatively unnoticed. The winery sold out in less than three hours when they released it in January.

Drink Dates: 2007-2012
Author: Vinfolio Team
Issue: 153

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Score:
Author: MJM
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 07/15/2011
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About This Producer


Auteur concentrates on just two varietals, but produces them stunningly: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from California and Oregon. Winemaker and owner Kenneth Juhasz and his wife and partner Laura believe that their success stems from selecting vineyards situated in cool climates as well as focusing on the masculine and feminine personalities of these two varietals. Auteur sources fruit from Willamette Valley, Sonoma Coast, Los Carneros, and Mendocino Ridge. Auteur is the only producer to share the famed Shea Vineyard "Back Block," with the grower, Shea Wine Cellars. Some outstanding Auteur vintages include the groundbreaking 2004 Donum Vineyard Chardonnay from Carneros - the first release from California vines - and the 2005 Shea Pinot Noir, Vinfolio's Wine of the Year 2006.

Auteur (French for "author" or "composer") explains that the deep orange color of their label represents their "adventurous spirit combined with the organic nature of winemaking."

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