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Ram’s Gate Winery Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2018


“One of the hallowed sites in the Carneros region, the ‘Hyde Vineyard’ is a site used by some of the great wineries in California including Ramey, DuMOL and many more. The vineyard is a historic site first planted in 1979. Hyde Estate wines are very young, with their first vintage in 2009. Finally in 2017 their winery and tasting room was opened, located in Napa. Today the ‘Hyde Vineyard’ totals 200 acres and works with over 30 wineries in the valley. Larry Hyde still manages the vineyards with the help of his son Christopher” -Owen Bargreen

2018 marked the first vineyard that Joe Nielsen joined the team as winemaker for Ram’s Gate, the super highly regarded Sonoma winery. He came with over 20 years experience between Merryvale and Donelan Family Wines in Santa Rosa Needless to say, his first vintage was a smashing success. It saw 10 wines from the winery score 92 points or higher including the 95 points that this beauty earned.

This gem comes off of Larry Hyde’s Vineyard, one of the best places, if not the very best in all of America to grow Chardonnay. The wines here are normally all $80-$120/bottles, including the ones made by some of the best Chardonnay winemakers in the world. That’s what makes this opportunity so special. You get a slice of Hyde Vineyard greatness in an excellent vintage with a big score to boot… all for under $50. Good luck finding that again with ‘Hyde Vineyard’ on the bottle!

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95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
The 2018 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard marks the beginning of winemaker Joe Nielsen’s tenure at the winery. Pouring a medium yellow with a light golden hue, it’s most reserved of the flight aromatically at the moment, with yellow chamomile flowers, ripe peach, beeswax, and white flowers. Full-bodied, it retains excellent tension and focus on the palate, with apricot, orange zest, and a savory finish with a bit of spice. I suspect this will come around and open with time. Drink 2024-2030.