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  • 2014 Hyde De Villaine Chardonnay – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (4/6/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of hazelnut, yellow pears, talc and vanilla. Flavors of yellow pear and lemon curd. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (92 points)

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  • 2014 Frank Family Vineyards Rouge Carneros – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (11/29/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Red raspberry color, clear with tiny, steady beading. Nose of strawberries, red raspberries and potpourri. Flavors of red raspberries, cherries and strawberries. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2011 Patz & Hall Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (12/14/2019)
    WIML91

    Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of butterscotch, hazelnut, yellow pear and yellow apple. Flavors of yellow pear, yellow apple and a bit of apricot pit. Light to medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (91 points)

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  • 2016 Hyde De Villaine Chardonnay – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (9/8/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about three hours.

    Light yellow color in the glass, just a little cloudy looking. Nose of hazelnut, creme, vanilla and yellow apple. Flavors of yellow apple, lemon zest and a bit of peach pit on the finish. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Hyde De Villaine Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (11/22/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over 3 plus hours.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of hazelnut, yellow pear and yellow apple. Flavors of lemon, creme and stony minerals of a grand cru Chablis. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2014 Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (11/22/2016)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of yellow pears, yellow apple, talc and a hint of cream. Flavors of yellow pear, creme and apple pie dough. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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  • 2012 Schug Chardonnay Carneros – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (4/14/2015)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of grapefruit, pears and lemons. Flavors of grapefruit, lime and Asian pears. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the next couple of years. (89 points)

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