Aubert Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay 2021
"Yellow green color. A full-bodied and plush chardonnay with nougat, lemon, lime, hints of chalk. Ginger. Touch of raw pie crust. Vivid finish. Drink or hold." James Suckling 97 points Drink 2023-33
The coolest of Aubert's Chardonnay sites, the 2021 Chardonnay Larry Hyde & Sons boasts lovely aromas reminiscent of melon, citrus curd and lime zest. It's full-bodied and creamy, with a silky, custardy mouthfeel and tremendous length.
The 2021 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is creamy, ample and wonderfully expressive. Lemon confit, mint, white pepper, candid ginger, orchard fruit and a kiss of new French oak all meld together. Bright acids lend vibrancy and nuance throughout. Give this a few years to come together. There's a lot of intensity, but the elements aren't fully integrated.