190 cases made, White
Tightly focused, rich and fresh, offering a broad mix of fleshy white peach, apricot, green fig and lemon-lime notes that are both tangy and tame, ending with a burst of lemon-flavored candy details. Drink now through 2019. From California.—J.L.
The 2013 Rudius Hyde Chardonnayshows copious amounts of lime, honeysuckle, spring violets, and fresh citrus peel, with hints of sea spray. On the first sip, flavors of lemon curd, lime zest, and crushed oyster shell are accented by wonderful, bracing acidity. This is a 'thinkers' Chardonnay, and not one that will easily slide into your average California Chardonnay tasting. It is more Chablis than California, and we’re so thankful for that! Much like many of your favorite Chablis wines, the 2013 Hyde is best served slightly chilled, as being too cold will mute the beautiful aromas and secondary characteristics which make this wine distinct.