Ramey Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2008

 
Ramey Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2008
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  BN#427020
Category: White Wine
Varietal:Chardonnay
Region: California » Napa Valley » Carneros
Producer: Ramey
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Ramey

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 9 to 28 years old. The Wente is marked by very small grape clusters, with small berries, and the so-called "hen-and-chick" -- large and small berries within the same cluster. 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.

Wine Advocate

Normally I see more stylistic differences between the Hudson and Hyde Chardonnays, but in 2008, they are more similar than usual. The 2008 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard reveals a fragrant bouquet of caramelized citrus, tropical fruits and subtle smoke as well as medium to full-bodied flavors, good acidity and a crisp mouthfeel. Drink it over the next 4-6 years.

Score: 93. —Robert Parker, February 2011.



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