- 93 Punkte Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, Lisa Perrotti-Brown: "The 2015 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard has a gregarious white peach, green mango and passion fruit nose with touches of cashews, lightly browned toast and butterscotch. Medium-bodied, the palate is chock-full of zip and zing, with a great intensity of vibrant tropical fruit flavors and a wicked acid backbone, finishing on a lingering mineral note."
- 97 Punkte WINE ENTHUSIAST, Virginie Boone: "This sources from blocks planted in 1991 and 1997, older selections that show grace and power in the wine. Exotic in lemongrass, ginger and Asian pear, the vineyard-designate doesn't hold back on supportive Meyer lemon-crisp acidity, enough to balance out the richer concentrated fruit aspects and classic oak. This is delicious."
- 90 Punkte WINESPECTATOR, James Laube: "A cleansing, refreshing style, highlighted by bright lemon-grapefruit and green apple flavors. Rich without being weighty, this is a style that will gain after a year or two in bottle. Drink now through 2022. 1,063 cases made."
- 91 Punkte VINOUS, Antonio Galloni: "Orange peel, spice, vanillin and French oak notes all infuse the 2015 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard. Pliant and inviting, the 2015 gives the impression it will drink well with minimal cellaring. Like all of these 2015 Chardonnays, the Hyde speaks in hushed tones. This is an especially quiet wine from a site that tends to yield more exuberant Chardonnays."
- 92 Punkte DECANTER, Elin McCoy: "Marine breezes flowing through the Petaluma Gap cool this historic vineyard on the Napa side of the Carneros District. This wine has been a classic since its first vintage in 1996, and it seems to be picked earlier than in the past. Savoury, bright, elegant and long, it shows pretty aromas of lemon, white flowers and minerals. It?s brisk and tightly wound, with plenty of natural acidity to lift the palate. It has the structure to age. Drinking Window 2018 ? 2017"
- 17,5 Punkte JANCIS ROBINSON, Richard Hemming: "Like a cinema foyer ? buttered popcorn and candy. And who doesn?t love that smell? This isn?t a cheap multiplex though, we?re talking boutique screens with luxury chairs ? there?s loads of fresh fruit on the palate and superb structure keeping it fresh. Excellent length too. Benchmark premium Californian Chardonnay."
- 93 Punkte INTERNATIONAL WINEREPORT: "The 2015 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay is another outstanding wine from David Ramey in this vintage. This beautiful Chardonnay is a selection of Wente, Robert Young and Long field clones, from Ramey's blocks planted in 1991 and 1997. As the wine itself begins to open, it releases inviting aromas of Meyer lemon, golden apple, ripe peach and green mango, followed by notes of buttered almond and white flowers. It possesses a simply gorgeous mouth coating texture, with beautiful ripe fruits and lovely underlying acidity, which provides wonderful freshness through the finish. This is a simply delicious Chardonnay which should remain accessible for years to come."
- 95 Punkte JEB DUNNUCK: "From a site in Carneros owned by the Hyde Family (aka the King of Carneros), the 2015 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard offers up a deep, rich, yet beautifully fresh style as well as perfumed notes of lemon peel, juicy citrus, and honeyed apples. It picks up a hint of pineapple with time in the glass, has building richness, and powerful yet elegant texture that keeps you coming back to the glass. It?s a beautiful 2015 Chardonnay that?s drinking great today."
|Wine Enthusiast:||97 WE|
|Parker Wine Advocate:||93 RPWA|
|International Wine Report:||93 IWR|
|Jancis Robinson:||17,5 JR|
|Jeb Dunnuck:||95 JD|
|% vol Alk:||14,5|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Importeur/Inverkehrbringer:||Weingarten Eden, Am Pfarrstadl, 94086 Bad Griesbach/Karpfham|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Ramey Wine Cellars, PO Box 788, Healdsburg, CA 95448, USA|