The 2017 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard was barrel fermented and aged 12 months in 25% new oak. It offers intense aromas of guava, honeycomb and beeswax with quince paste, apple pie, nutmeg, clove and warm yellow peaches with notes of hay, crushed stone and oodles of chamomile character. Medium-bodied and wonderfully savory/toasty in the mouth, it offers great intensity, juicy acidity and a long, honey-nut finish. 95/100.
Antonio Galloni's Vinous.com: 93-96/100 The 2017 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is a real standout. Rich, dense and explosive, the 2017 boasts serious intensity in all of its dimensions. Tangerine, spice and honey develop in the glass, but it is the wine's pure resonance and breath that leave a lasting impression. I loved it.
JebDunnuck.com:95+/100 Coming from 24-year-old Wente Clone, the 2017 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard has a complex, spicy style in its white peach, flowers, cumin, and baking spice-driven aromas and flavors. It’s another wine from this estate that has notable concentration, the bright acidity of the vintage, terrific mid-palate depth, and a great finish. Give bottles a year or three.