2018 Aubert Chardonnay Larry Hyde & Sons
Region: Sonoma County
Cépage: Chardonnay (100%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 97-99 (RP); 98 (JD)
"One of the last vineyards picked, this section of Hyde vineyard in Carneros is planted to Corton Charlemagne clone on St. George rootstock. The 2018 Chardonnay Larry Hyde & Sons leaps from the glass with vivacious fresh grapefruit, lemon peel, orange blossoms and lime cordial notes with nuances of fresh ginger, hay, sea spray and chalk dust. The full-bodied mouth explodes with the whole citrus-fruit flavor spectrum—lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit on steroids—complemented by loads of spicy sparks and lifted by amazing freshness, sporting a provocatively creamy texture and finishing long."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (RP) - 10/19