Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The 2016 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard gives up gregarious notes of underripe pineapple, green mango and grapefruit with suggestions of brioche, beeswax, toasted almonds and yeast extract. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is coated with silken-textured tropical and savory layers, complemented by a harmonious line of freshness and finishing impressively long and mineral laced.Drink Dates: 2018 - 2029Author: Lisa Perrotti-BrownIssue: 237
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- Average collector rating: 93
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