The legend of Burgundy and President of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Conti, Aubert de Villaine partners with his cousin, Larry Hyde, affectionately crowned by the SF Gate as, “The King of Carneros“. Together they account for hundreds of 90+ scores, consistent appearances in Top 100 wines of the year list but more importantly, dozens of years of making some of the highest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in their respective countries.
Today, we have unprecedented access to the latest and greatest wine in the Hyde de Villaine arsenal, ‘Le Debut Chardonnay’ from the legendary Hyde Vineyard in Carneros. This wine is a very special nod to the way DRC’s Montrachet is typically made and likewise the ‘Debut’ Chardonnay sees only used oak barrels as well as concrete to preserve the integrity of the site and capture the inherent energy of the young vines.
If you’re a Burgundy lover, a follower of Larry Hyde or just love wines made off the legendary Hyde Vineyard (Hyde, Aubert, Ramey, Abreu, Patz & Hall, etc.) then today’s offer is extra special. This wine is never available, it’s always sold out– but for us a small tranche has been tucked away for us for an email offer.
95 Points, James Suckling
Lots of straw, cooked apple, citrus and peach. Hints of jasmine and light vanilla cream. Full-bodied with nice layering and purity and a round, creamy texture.