2012 Hyde de Villaine Chardonnay
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Old World meets New World in this family partnership between the Hydes of Hyde Vineyard (Caneros, Napa), their cousin Pamela (née Fairbanks), and her husband, Aubert de Villaine, co-director of the Domaine de la Romanée -Conti (Burgundy). From the very first vintage in 2000, Hyde de Villaine wines have shown their pedigree, fusing the finesse and balance of Old-World winemaking with the exuberance of California fruit from the legendary Hyde Vineyard .
Hyde de Villaine (HdV) represents the shared history, experience and vision of these two families. Bringing the rich traditions of France's winemaking techniques, Aubert drives Hyde de Villaines's viticulture and winemaking philosophy- one that exposes minimal intervention by the winemaker in order to express the varietal, the vineyard, and the vintage. Larry brings a legacy of family farming in California and over four decades of experience growing wine grapes in Napa Valley, particularly Carneros. Aubert and Larry are both innovators with a desire for continuous improvement in the vineyard, and they have established a culture around the pursuit of excellence for Hyde de Villaine wines over the past 23 years.
Hyde de Villaine wines are produced exclusively from Hyde Vineyard in Carneros. Originally purchased by the Hyde family over thirty-three years ago, Hyde Vineyard is the source of some of the best single-vineyard wines in the country (e.g. Patz & Hall, Paul Hobbs, Ramey, Staglin, Joseph Phelps, DuMol, Schramsberg, Robert Mondavi). Larry Hyde has gained national recognition for his viticultural talents as Hyde de Villaine was poured multiple times at various White House Dinners.
Nejaime's is pleased to offer a chance to purchase this very special wine at an excellent price-
$691 on a case of 12 bottles or $71.99 per bottle.
Please call Nejaime's Wine Cellars at (413)637-2221 to reserve; there is a very limited amount of this wine available.
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