TOR Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard 'Cuvée Susan' 2018

The 2018 'Cuvée Susan' Chardonnay sourced out of the famed Hyde Vineyard in Carneros, which is well-known for growing some of the finest Chardonnay in the world. Cuvée Susan is composed from a small section of the vineyard, which contains some of the most sought after selections of Wente and Calera clones, which Larry Hyde calls his "Small Cluster Clones". The wine itself is utterly fascinating and one of the most impressive, purely made examples of Chardonnay you will come across. This was bottled unfiltered and opens to absolutley striking aromatics fresh orchard fruits and lime, which are accented by saline infused minerals that surround the nuances of crushed macadamia, vanilla, crème brûlée, honeysuckle and white flowers which add wonderful complexity. On the palate this is beautifully textured, with an incredible balance of ripe fruit, mineral and bright mouthwatering acdity that all work in perfect harmony all the way through the gorgoeus finish. This Chardonnay is nothing short of senstioanl today, however it should also continue to drink incredibally well over the next decade or longer. Simply put, this is a world-class Chardonnay from Tor and his talented winemaking team that should not be missed.
96 $80 2020-2030

United States California Napa Valley, Carneros

M. D'Angelo April, 2020

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