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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 Hyde De Villaine Chardonnay – USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (5/24/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of brandied pears, nutmeg and lemon zest. Flavors of lemon zest, pears and minerals. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (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 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cépages – USA, California, Sonoma County (1/31/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, cassis and plums. Flavors of Kirsch, black berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (92 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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  • 2015 Carlisle Grüner Veltliner Steiner Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Mountain (11/13/2017)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over two hours.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of kumquat, apricot and lychee. Flavors of lychee, peach and apricot. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink or hold. Drinking really well right now. (91 points)

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  • 2011 Hanzell Chardonnay – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (10/27/2017)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Visited several times over 24 hours.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lemon curd, pineapple and wet stones. Flavors of lemon zest and mixed yellow citrus fruits. Bit of vanilla after significant air. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the medium term, let’s say 3-5 years. (92 points)

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  • 2011 B Kosuge Chardonnay Sonoma Coast – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (5/16/2016)
    WIML91

    Tasted blind in a Chardonnay tasting.

    Light yellow to maybe yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of grass, lemon, vanilla, florals. Flavors of lemon, lime, mixed yellow, minerals. Bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. My guess was this is a 2011 White Burgundy. I only missed that by the width of an ocean and continent. (91 points)

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