Revealing complex and delicate aromas of citrus, pear and orange blossom with a hint of spice, our Hyde vineyard Chardonnay packs a delicate mineral punch enveloped in hints of classic lactic flavors that end in a smooth, brilliant finish. The wine’s pedigree is further revealed as it sits in the glass and warms in temperature. Mira Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay is a true world class Chardonnay.
Located in the Los Carneros AVA in Napa Valley, Hyde Vineyard’s East facing slopes provide ideal sun exposure when paired with the cool coastal winds that blow from San Pablo Bay through Carneros. Considered one of the superstar vineyards of the Napa Valley, the grapes from this location are perfect for crafting our single vineyard Chardonnay.
2012 presented ideal growing conditions in the Napa Valley. No frosts of note occurred, and Spring, Summer and Fall were all mild and calm in terms of weather. With the naturally cooler temperatures found in the Los Carneros AVA, the fruit ripened without losing its acidity and natural flavor characteristics. This vintage presented few, if any, of the challenges experienced in many recent past vintages. The abundance of grapes allowed winemakers to select only the best for use in the wine.
Barrel fermented and aged in 100% French oak, 30% new. Permitted to undergo malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged on the lees for 18 months. Minimal stirring and racked three times.
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