Ramey Wine Cellars Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

9.125 ratings on Delectable
$57.99

This longstanding collaboration between vintner and grower reflects years of mutual understanding and respect. The wine offers pretty orange blossom and lemon verbena aromas that wrap around a composed, well-integrated and mineral-laden body. Voluptuous, the wine is also well-balanced, finishing in bright acidity. It is deliciously good. Wine Enthusiast

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Ratings on Delectable

Donny Sebastiani Delectable Pro

Owner, Don Sebastiani & Sons

Out of this world Chardonnay. Big toasty French Bordeaux aromatics, but fresh lemon sweet/sour flavors. Really really good. Enjoyed on Christmas Eve.

Out of this world Chardonnay. Big toasty French Bordeaux aromatics, but fresh lemon sweet/sour flavors. Really really good. Enjoyed on Christmas Eve.

9.5

Stephen Digaetano

Butter/butterscotch in the mouth.. werther's original!

Butter/butterscotch in the mouth.. werther's original!

9.0

Kieran Roberts

Very good but so it should be for the price. Complexity of fruit and oak as well as a bit of age now starting.

Very good but so it should be for the price. Complexity of fruit and oak as well as a bit of age now starting.

9.2

Carlos Chiti

24/FEV/2016

24/FEV/2016

9.6

Justin Fetridge

This was really yummy . Salted caramel . Nice minerality . Seamless oak integration . And some citrus .

This was really yummy . Salted caramel . Nice minerality . Seamless oak integration . And some citrus .

9.2

Donald Rory

Perfect tropical fruit with an ethereal finish

Perfect tropical fruit with an ethereal finish

9.1

Guy Davies

Amazingly intense nose. Not rich, not sweet, just piercing pure Chardonnay. Palate fuller and more powerful still yet bone dry, very clean white fruit and stone flavours, massive length. Would compete with many a grand cru Montrachet.

Amazingly intense nose. Not rich, not sweet, just piercing pure Chardonnay. Palate fuller and more powerful still yet bone dry, very clean white fruit and stone flavours, massive length. Would compete with many a grand cru Montrachet.

9.4

Michael Phillips

Very disappointing! WA 91 but not very good. Tart, not at all oaky which is ok but just Blah!

Very disappointing! WA 91 but not very good. Tart, not at all oaky which is ok but just Blah!

8.6

Ramey Wine Cellars

"Light gold. Intense, mineral-inflected aromas of pear, nectarine and white flowers. Bright, penetrating and emphatically dry, offering vibrant citrus and orchard fruit flavors and showing pronounced minerality. The strikingly long, energetic finish features notes of iodine, smoke and candied ginger, with a sneaky note of pit fruits adding depth." - Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/June 2013 ​All of our Chardonnays are whole-cluster pressed and fermented in Burgundian barrels with native yeast. Due to their great density and structure, vineyard-designate wines are able to absorb more oak without being overwhelmed, and see approximately 45% new French barrels. In addition, these wines spend more time in barrel (for Hyde, 21 months), completely sur lies, before being bottled without filtration.

"Light gold. Intense, mineral-inflected aromas of pear, nectarine and white flowers. Bright, penetrating and emphatically dry, offering vibrant citrus and orchard fruit flavors and showing pronounced minerality. The strikingly long, energetic finish features notes of iodine, smoke and candied ginger, with a sneaky note of pit fruits adding depth." - Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/June 2013 ​All of our Chardonnays are whole-cluster pressed and fermented in Burgundian barrels with native yeast. Due to their great density and structure, vineyard-designate wines are able to absorb more oak without being overwhelmed, and see approximately 45% new French barrels. In addition, these wines spend more time in barrel (for Hyde, 21 months), completely sur lies, before being bottled without filtration.

10

Doug Kahn Delectable Pro

Thank you Doug for sharing your review of our '12 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay. It's an amazing vineyard and a very good vintage, and we're glad you enjoyed it. Cheers!

Thank you Doug for sharing your review of our '12 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay. It's an amazing vineyard and a very good vintage, and we're glad you enjoyed it. Cheers!

8.9