We were fortunate to buy a few tons of grapes from Larry Hyde in 2015. Larry Hyde is a true Carneros pioneer, always at the forefront innovating and pushing quality. We are proud to work with him and his sons on this little allocation of Chardonnay. Only 167 cases were produced.
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Crafted with just 3.25 tons of small berries, this delicate, creamy Chardonnay was fermented in concrete eggs before aging on the lees in French oak barrels. The 2015's harmonious aromas and notes of lemon meringue, fresh pear and toasted coconut surround a firm core of natural acidity and minerality - an indicator of exceptional age-ability.
Aromatically the wine is modest but harmonious showing honeysuckle, freshly cut hay, and pie-crust. The palate displays lemon meringue, fresh pear, and lychee which complements the long finish ending in warmly toasted coconut. Don’t be fooled by the exotic fruits, despite the partial malo-lactic fermentation the flavors are coiled around a firm core of natural acidity. This wine exhibits how the Concrete Egg can lend texture and minerality to Chardonnay while delicately softening the edges of bright Carneros acidity. 167 cases produced. Crafted carefully for extended cellaring. Available only at the winery.
Varietal: 100% Carneros Chardonnay
Alcohol %: 13.8%
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