- Producer: Hyde Estate Winery - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Alberto Rogriguez
- Region (AVA): Los Carneros (Napa Valley)
- Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
- Vintage production: 519 cases
- Winery location: Los Carneros (Napa)
- Owners: Hyde Family
- First vintage: 2009
- Drinking window: 2020-2030+
About The Wine
This vintage did not see a lot of rain, but was overall a moderate growing season. Light rain during bloom lowered crop levels, but the berries that remained were concentrated giving this wine fantastic aromas of peach, tangerine, apricot and honeysuckle that move into a refreshing palate with grapefruit, pear and a just a hint of anise. A heat spike during August slowed down the ripening of the grapes leaving this vintage round and lean, but then focusing with a refreshing acidity that elevates the flavours.
Founded by Larry Hyde in 1979, Hyde Vineyards is located in the heart of Napa Valley's Carneros region. Hyde Vineyards has long been hailed a grand cru-caliber site primarily known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit, used by some of the most highly acclaimed wine producers in Napa and Sonoma. In 2009, Larry decided to debut his own small-lot production Pinot Noir project and today, the Hyde Estate Winery sits looking out onto the acclaimed vineyards near the Carneros Highway corridor surrounded by 25 acres planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The estate features a state-of-the-art production facility and an elegant tasting room where guests are welcomed to by-appointment seated tastings of estate-grown wines showcasing several varietals made from this unique terroir.
Larry Hyde 'Hyde Vineyard Estate' Pinot Noir 2017
"Moving to the reds, the 2017 Pinot Noir Larry Hyde Vineyard offers terrific cherry and mulberry fruits as well as notes of spice, forest floor, and subtle marine-like saltiness. It's medium-bodied and balanced, with a wonderful texture and a great finish."
94 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2020)