Hyde has justifiably become one of the superstar vineyards in Carneros. Small berry size concentrates intensity and vineyard character, essential to the winemaker's quest to bring forth the elusive "terroir" of the site. The 2005 Hyde Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir showcases aromas of cherry, raspberry, chocolate and woodsy forest floor. Expansive structure, coupled with silky tannins on the palate, is accented by highly extracted blueberry, fig, mocha and spice. With its array of aromas and flavor...
International Wine CellarGood deep, full red. Urgent, spicy aromas of blackberry, black cherry and violet. Juicy, spicy and on the lean side, with firm acidity very much apparent today. In a distinctly drier style but finishes juicy and long, with fine tannins and a late note of smoked meat. Distinctly less fleshy than the 2004 but with no shortage of intensity.