2021 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard Napa Valley

2021 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard Napa Valley

Massican’s varietal Chardonnay is made from the musqué clone grown in the Hyde Vineyard, in Carneros, planted in 1992. It’s fermented and aged in French oak. It’s a straw yellow color with greenish cast, and its scent is lemon-salty; there’s also grass, wet stone, and Anjou pear. The palate is silken, and while it has undergone malolactic, the aromatics and acidity keep it balanced. There’s also a pleasing slight woodsy bitterness at the deep finish. This is a savory Chardonnay, admirable as always.

2021 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard Napa Valley

13% ABV | $55 (sample)

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  1. says: David B

    Always a fun contrast to the Ramey. Such different wines, but they both speak of Hyde.

    All of Dan’s 2021s seem more tightly wound up than the last two vintages. Patience required.

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