Aubert 2018 Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay 1.5L

Aubert 2018 Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay 1.5L

Region: Carneros, Sonoma County

Blend: 100% Chardonnay



The 2018 Aubert Chardonnay Larry Hyde & Sons is a dazzling expression of the finest qualities that California Chardonnays can offer. With a radiant and pale golden hue, it captures the eye with its brilliance. On the nose, this Chardonnay reveals a symphony of aromas, combining vibrant citrus notes of Meyer lemon and tangerine with delicate floral scents and hints of honeysuckle. As the wine unfolds on the palate, it showcases a beautiful interplay of rich and vibrant flavors, with layers of ripe pear, white peach, and subtle hints of tropical fruit, all wrapped in a gentle embrace of toasty oak. The wine's impeccable balance and luscious texture are further accentuated by the bright acidity that adds a refreshing lift. The finish is wonderfully long and enduring, leaving lingering impressions of fresh citrus and a touch of crème brûlée. This Chardonnay embodies the finesse and opulence that Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard is renowned for, and it is a true testament to the artistry of winemaker Mark Aubert.

Robert Parker - 98 Points

"The 2018 Chardonnay Larry Hyde & Sons was of the last vineyards picked, in mid-September. This section of Hyde vineyard is located on the Napa side of Carneros and is planted to Corton-Charlemagne clone on St. George rootstock. It strides confidently out of the glass with a very serious nose of baked apples, pear tart, almond croissant and candied ginger with wafts of struck flint and sea spray. The full-bodied palate is impactful and yet achingly elegant, featuring loads of mineral sparks coming off the apple and pear flavors, delivering a long, satisfying, almond-laced finish. Give it a further year or two in bottle and drink it over the next 10 years."

Antonio Galloni - (93-96) Points

"The 2018 Chardonnay Larry Hyde and Sons is the result a larger-than-normal crop. Hyde Chardonnays are typically exuberant, but in 2018, the wine is subtle, nuanced and wonderfully understated. I don't think I have tasted a Hyde Chardonnay with this much precision. Lemon confit and bright floral notes perk up this beautifully expressive Chardonnay from Mark Aubert. The 100% new oak is already integrated. In 2018, the Hyde Chardonnay is just sublime. What way to start this tasting."