CRM-244

Chardonnay, ‘Hyde Vineyard’, Ramey Cellars

Vine selection for the Hyde Vineyard Chardonnays are predominantly old Wente with some Robert Young—itself a Wente selection.  The Wente produces a classic, Burgundian-style wine without the tropical fruit tones of some California Chardonnays. Hyde Vineyard wines often seem charming and feminine, with high natural acidity playing a prominent role.

All of Ramey’s Chardonnays are whole-cluster pressed and fermented in Burgundian barrels with native yeast.  Due to their great density and structure, vineyard-designate wines are able to absorb more oak without being overwhelmed, and see approximately 1/3 new French barrels.  In addition, these wines spend more time in barrel (for this wine 18 months), completely sur lies, before being bottled without filtration.

Producer:
Vintage:
2012
Country:
USA
Region:
California
Appellation:
Carneros
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
375