White

2017 Massican Chardonnay Hyde Vineyards

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    August 28, 2021 - My last bottle of the 2017 rendition of this wine, and it’s still on the upslope. Fruit remains crisp and bright, there’s a spice note on the finish that lingers. The aromatics draw me in time after time. A touch of struck match gives way to fresh hay, apple skin, pineapple core and petrichor. Balanced to the bright side of the scale, this bottling is not at all the stereotype of California Chardonnay.

  • msuwine wrote: 94 points

    May 11, 2021 - Fun with Hyde: This pure and classy wine was the surprise of the lineup, with a nervy fullness that I haven’t tasted from past Massican Hyde Chardonnays (that I probably drank too early). This wine offers none of the oakiness of the others (especially the Hyde), with a more open-knit profile than the DuMOL (irony alert: Dan Petroski tonight outdid his mentor, Andy Smith). Aromas of lemon peel, gooseberry, and stone fruit. Flavors of grapefruit, lime, and green apple, with a clean and pure finish. 13.9% alcohol. Decant an hour. 94+ right now.

  • jgreco Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 2, 2020 - I'm a lover of all things coming out of Hyde Vineyard and this 2017 Massican does not disappoint. This a very rich expression of Hyde with lemon-lime, green apple, and wet stone flavors. I still prefer Ramey (more restrained) and Aubert (more opulent) from this vineyard, but hard to best for the price. You can drink this now with a small decant.

  • Hammar Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 25, 2019 - Even sweeter than I was expecting, but very nice notes of citrus.

  • norzano Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 22, 2019 - Really liked this. Citrus notes on the nose, plus some baking spice. Acid, green apple, ginger on the palate. Really well rounded and easy to drink.

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  • By James Suckling
    3/15/2019 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type White
  • Producer Massican
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Hyde Vineyards
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • In Cellars 83 (50%)
  • Consumed 84 (50%)

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