2021 Nid Tisse Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay Carneros Napa Valley USA

$89.99 USD

Winemaker Notes
Too rarely these days, a new wine, a new winemaker, lands on the scene and truly rocks our world. Marie-Laure Ammons is such a person - French-born (Limousin), and with an impressive resume going back 18 years in Bordeaux, Burgundy, plus stints at ultra-high-end Sonoma benchmarks, such as Hartford Court and Atelier Melka. She is married to winemaker Frederick Ammons (The Napa Valley Reserve, RUDD, and many more top producers), and she most recently finished harvest at Eisele Vineyards...just in case that’s not enough worldwide experience for you!

- Only 160 cases made

- Hyde vineyard fruit -- arguably one of California’s finest “grand crus”, 20 year old vines, 50% 26 year old Robert Young clone and 50% Old Wente

- Aged 23% Burgundian French New Oak and 21% in Clay Amphorae

- Nid Tissé is French for “woven nest” and the name of the first wine by the Ammons family

Hints of tropicality and the tiniest bit of reduction, but has really wonderful, taut intensity, concentration and length. The flavors are candied citrus and crisp apple, with some underripe pineapple and stony minerals. Extreme elegance and fine texture here.

Rated 97 Points Lisa Perotti Brown
The 2021 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard comes barreling out of the glass with gregarious notes of fresh pineapples, pink grapefruit, and juicy peaches, leading to hints of mandarin peel, lime blossoms, and fresh ginger. The medium-bodied palate delivers a creamy texture and fantastic tension to match the intense, vibrant flavors, finishing long and zesty.