Massican Chardonnay from Hyde Vineyard 2022
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Massican Chardonnay from Hyde Vineyard 2022 is an exquisite expression of California Chardonnay, sourced from the prestigious Hyde Vineyard in Carneros. This wine, crafted by the talented winemaker Dan Petroski at Massican Winery, showcases the highest pedigree of Hyde Vineyard’s chardonnay grapes.
Nestled in the southern part of Napa Valley, Hyde Vineyard boasts a rich history dating back to 1979 when Larry Hyde founded it. The vineyard’s rolling hills, kissed by the morning fog and blessed with southeast exposure, create an ideal terroir for Chardonnay. The specific parcel of Musque clone of Chardonnay used for this bottling was meticulously planted in 1992, resulting in exceptional fruit quality. This exclusive single-vineyard offering is made by carefully fermenting and aging the wine in French Oak before bottling.
Massican Chardonnay from Hyde Vineyard 2022 opens with an enchanting bouquet that tantalizes the senses. The combination of citrus zest, honey, and spice in the scent create a delightful harmony that easily captures your attention.
On the palate, this wine continues to impress with its vibrant and layered flavors. I perceive a crisp green apple flavor at first sip, and afterwards, a rich and smooth lemon creaminess. A subtle touch of sea salt adds an intriguing saline quality, enhancing the overall complexity and depth of the wine.
Critically acclaimed, this wine has received high praise from esteemed wine experts. Perfumed with grapefruit skin, green apple, and apple blossom, it exemplifies freshness and complexity. The well-structured palate offers bright bursts of citrus, slate, and lemon peel, with the oak playing a supporting role, adding spice and tension to the overall experience.
Freshness and fragrance are the hallmarks of Massican Chardonnay from Hyde Vineyard 2022. The enticing aromas of lemon verbena, fresh ginger, lemongrass, and a hint of crunchy sea salt give way to a delightful medley of juicy nectarine, tangy tangerine, and dried mango flavors. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.