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Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: You will find in this 2002 Chardonnay the delicate aromas and flavor of white peach combined with spice and floral honey. In the mouth, finesse and purity are sustained by a firm acid structure - the source of freshness and a guarantee of good cellaring potential. With its minerality, richness, and long finish, our 2002 Chardonnay is a clear expression of Hyde Vineyards terroir. These qualities bring the 2002 closer in style to our first vintage, the 2000 HdV Chardonnay.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.


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