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Paul Lato Chardonnay Goldberg Variations No. 3 Hyde Vineyard 2020

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Vintage: 2020
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    The exquisite Paul Lato Chardonnay from Hyde Vineyard, particularly the “Goldberg Variations” No. 3 from the acclaimed 2020 vintage, is a shining example of the unparalleled mastery that the Paul Lato Winery offers to the world of fine wine. This Chardonnay, a creation born from the fertile grounds of the Hyde Vineyard, is not just a drink but a journey through the art of winemaking. Limited to a mere 135 cases, it exemplifies the dedication and skill of Paul Lato, a name synonymous with excellence in the winemaking realm.
    In each bottle of the Paul Lato Chardonnay, the Hyde Vineyard’s unique terroir is vividly expressed. The Los Carneros AVA, from where this splendid wine originates, is renowned for its ideal conditions for growing Chardonnay grapes. The 2020 vintage, in particular, benefited from the warm and dry climate of the region, facilitating the grapes’ journey towards achieving perfect ripeness and flavor concentration. The grapes were hand-harvested with the utmost care and gently pressed, embodying the winery’s commitment to quality and precision.
    The Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay by Paul Lato unveils a pale golden color, shimmering like a precious jewel in the glass. Its aroma is a bouquet of acacia flowers and wet stone minerality, evoking images of a lush, rain-kissed floral garden. This bouquet is further enhanced by the scents of baked apples, lemon cream, and a subtle earthiness reminiscent of hay. The wine’s complexity and depth are hinted at with each breath, drawing one closer to the essence of the Hyde Vineyard.
    On the palate, this Paul Lato Chardonnay from Hyde Vineyard is a masterpiece of balance and elegance. It offers a silky, smooth texture that caresses the palate, a testament to its 16-month aging in 75% new French Oak barrels. The flavor profile is a harmonious blend of crisp green apple and subtle spices, followed by a luxurious wave of butterscotch. This interplay of sweet and savory leaves a memorable impression, a hallmark of the wine’s exquisite character.
    Critics have lavished praise on this Chardonnay. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it 95 points, commending its purity, balance, and medium-bodied elegance. He noted its clean nose, ripe with melon and honeyed apples, and a palate that sings of harmony and freshness. The Wine Advocate echoed this sentiment with a 96-point score, emphasizing the wine’s baked apple and lemon cream notes, and its light-bodied yet satiny texture. Both critics agree on its aging potential, suggesting that this wine will continue to evolve beautifully over the next 7-8 years.
    In summary, the Paul Lato ‘Goldberg Variations’ No. 3 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2020 is more than a wine; it is a testament to the art of winemaking. Each sip is a celebration of the unique Hyde Vineyard terroir, brought to life by the skillful hands of Paul Lato. This Chardonnay stands as a beacon in the world of fine wines, a testament to the legacy of the Paul Lato Winery. For connoisseurs and collectors alike, this wine is not just a purchase but an investment in a sensory journey that promises to evolve and delight for years to come.

    7 reviews for Paul Lato Chardonnay Goldberg Variations No. 3 Hyde Vineyard 2020

    1. Tena Megown

      Review: A tour-de-force chardonnay with notes of Meyer lemon, hazelnut, and minerality. Reminiscent of Marcassin Hudson Vineyard bottlings.

    2. Joseph Sponaugle

      Talented winemaker produced an excellent, restrained yet flavorful wine from great vineyard with plenty of fruit. Job well done.

    3. Geraldine Welsh

      Delightful wine, medium intensity, good complexity, and pleases the crowd.

    4. Michelle Mcneill

      Exceptional Chardonnay from Paul Lato’s Hyde Vineyard. Deep flavor, without being heavy. Perfect balance. Enjoyed with a Hudson 2018 Seashell. Talented producer.

    5. Leslie Sosa

      Perfectly balanced Chardonnay from Paul Lato. A clear winner with elegance and finesse.

    6. WA

      The 2020 Chardonnay Goldberg Variations Hyde Vineyard, from Wente vines planted in 1979, is lovely at this stage with aromas of baked apples, lemon cream, hay, beeswax, integrated baking spices with streaks of matchstick. Light-bodied and focused yet satiny and layered, it’s youthfully coiled and has the potential to blossom over many years in the cellar. It was aged for 16 months in 75% new French oak, and 135 cases were made.

    7. JD

      The 2020 Chardonnay Goldberg Variations No. 3 Hyde Vineyard comes from a great site in Carneros, in the southern part of the Napa Valley. It has a pure, clean, classy nose of ripe melon and honeyed apples as well as notes of toasted bread and white flowers. It’s not quite as complex as some of the other releases here yet is incredibly pure, balanced, and medium-bodied on the palate, with everything in the right place. It has the balance and freshness to benefit from a year or two in the bottle and should have 7-8 years, if not a decade, of prime drinking.

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    Critical Acclaim

    WA 96
    Wine Advocate
    The 2020 Chardonnay Goldberg Variations Hyde Vineyard, from Wente vines planted in 1979, is lovely at this stage with aromas of baked apples, lemon cream, hay, beeswax, integrated baking spices with streaks of matchstick. Light-bodied and focused yet satiny and layered, it’s youthfully coiled and has the potential to blossom over many years in the cellar. It was aged for 16 months in 75% new French oak, and 135 cases were made.
    JD 95
    Jeb Dunnuck
    The 2020 Chardonnay Goldberg Variations No. 3 Hyde Vineyard comes from a great site in Carneros, in the southern part of the Napa Valley. It has a pure, clean, classy nose of ripe melon and honeyed apples as well as notes of toasted bread and white flowers. It’s not quite as complex as some of the other releases here yet is incredibly pure, balanced, and medium-bodied on the palate, with everything in the right place. It has the balance and freshness to benefit from a year or two in the bottle and should have 7-8 years, if not a decade, of prime drinking.

    What does Paul Lato Chardonnay Goldberg Variations No. 3 Hyde Vineyard 2020 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    earthy, mushroom, smoke

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, fresh strawberry

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, vanilla, chocolate

    apple, green apple, pear

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blackberry, jam

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    pepper, cinnamon, mint

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    citrus, lemon, lemon zest

    cheese, cream, oil

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    grass, asparagus, straw

    dried apricot

    tropical, pineapple, mango

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    violet, lavender, perfume

    Food Pairing with Paul Lato Chardonnay Goldberg Variations No. 3 Hyde Vineyard 2020

    Our wine experts think this Buttery and Complex Paul Lato Chardonnay Goldberg Variations No. 3 Hyde Vineyard 2020 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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