2014 Aubert "Larry Hyde and Sons Vineyard" Carneros Chardonnay
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Chardonnay Larry Hyde and Sons is a bigger wine, no doubt the alcohol slightly higher, but the acids are present. The wine reveals terrific white peach and honeysuckle notes along with some quince and marmalade. Rich, full, powerful and long, it is a stunner that should drink well for 10-15 years. (RP)
The 2014 Chardonnay Larry Hyde and Sons opens with strikingly beautiful aromatics. Sensual, layered and polished, the Hyde boasts fabulous purity, nuance and class. Apricot pit, honey, candied lemon, crème brulee, wild flowers, mint and lightly buttered notes meld into the supple, radiant finish. This is a great example of Hyde. (AG)
Mark Aubert’s Tasting Notes: "The 2014 Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard Chardonnay is without a doubt our best to date. It is a precise reflection of both vintage and terroir. Please note the greenish hue on the edge of the glass, which is indicative of the health of the wine. Initially, aromatics of white nectarines and green apple showcase delicate fruits. Secondary aromas evolve with time to form more expressive, complex notes of bergamot, sea air and citrus flowers. The palate is racy, yet rich, with intense gras and oily textures. Layered with extract and acid, the 2014 Larry Hyde & Sons has what it takes to age for the next 10 to 15 years. The wine has a slight hazy clarity showing our commitment to minimal intervention winemaking."