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    Ramey Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2009
    Chardonnay - Carneros, California

    Ratings

    • ST93
    • V92
    Price: $60.00
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    Professional Ratings: 93 International Wine Cellar, 92 Vinous / Antonio Galloni, 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Carneros, California

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines

    Style: Fruity & Smooth

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 117232

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Located in gently rolling terrain north of Carneros Highway, the soils are quite heavy clay. Vine selection is old Wente, Robert Young and Long Vineyards – each a Wente selection themselves – ranging in age from 10 to 29 years old. The Wente produces a classic, Burgundian-style wine without the tropical fruit tones of some California Chardonnays. The Long Vineyards selection adds a floral note, and the Hyde Vineyard wines often seem charming and feminine. High natural acidity plays a prominent role.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Bright gold. Intensely perfumed aromas of orange pith, pear and anise, with slow-building spiciness and a touch of salty minerality. Vibrant, finely etched citrus and orchard fruit flavors expand and deepen with air, picking up a sexy florality. The brisk finish features a strong jolt of melon and a touch of iodine.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    The 2009 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is another of the wines that emphasizes textural depth and body. This is a relatively plush, rich Chardonnay endowed with considerable volume in its apricot and tangerine fruit. The aromas and flavors move towards the more tropical end of the spectrum, but without fully reaching that level of exoticness. Readers who appreciate a more full-bodied style of Chardonnay will love the Hyde. I especially like the way the wine turns delicate with time in the glass. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.

    92 Points
    Vinous / Antonio Galloni

    This fragrant, delicate white features floral scents that lead to flavors of white peach, nectarine and honeysuckle. Refined and elegant, in a pleasing, deliberate style. Drink now through 2018.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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