This is a classic expression of Hyde Vineyard, and one of Pats & Hall's standout wines of the vintage!
The aromatics are intricate and inviting, with notes of honey, hazelnut, peach, cinnamon and narcissus. On the palate, this wine offers a lovely texture and just the right amount of intensity, with vibrant orange and grapefruit flavors, sophisticated minerality and a beam of bright acidity that adds focus to the pure fruit notes. The finish lingers with cinnamon and floral notes and subtle oak-inspired hints of clove and honey.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 93
Bright yellow. Vibrant aromas of lemon zest and minerals with a touch of dusty brown spices. A delicately floral, spicy 2010 with a tart lemon flavor and a lovely impression of salty mineral extract. Very tactile, dry and uncompromising chardonnay. This very suave, refined wine finishes with a strong stony quality and a light touch."