Mark Aubert is considered one of the best winemakers in the world. The waitlist for his wines takes years to break through. 12 times has his wines received 100-points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate . He’s consistently in the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list including and was recognized by the magazine as “California’s Chardonnay Master”.
This is one of his bread and butter items, the “Larry Hyde and Sons Vineyard” Chardonnay, carved off the iconic vineyard in Carneros. Double 98 points scores for this age-worthy beauty. Unfortunately, I only have one bottle up for grabs.
Only 1 left in stock
98 Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2018 Chardonnay Larry Hyde & Sons was of the last vineyards picked, in mid-September. This section of Hyde vineyard is located on the Napa side of Carneros and is planted to Corton-Charlemagne clone on St. George rootstock. It strides confidently out of the glass with a very serious nose of baked apples, pear tart, almond croissant and candied ginger with wafts of struck flint and sea spray. The full-bodied palate is impactful and yet achingly elegant, featuring loads of mineral sparks coming off the apple and pear flavors, delivering a long, satisfying, almond-laced finish. Give it a further year or two in bottle and drink it over the next 10 years.
98 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
I’d wager one of the top Chardonnays to come out of Carneros, the 2018 Chardonnay Larry Hyde & Sons just about jumps from the glass with its huge nose of buttered lemons, flower oil, nectarines, green almonds, and exotic floral notes. From one of the cooler sites Aubert works with, this medium to full-bodied beauty has an incredible sense of purity, good acidity, and a great finish.