Turning more towards the red-fruit spectrum of aromas and flavors than in previous vintages, the 2006 HYDE VINEYARD Carneros Pinot Noir showcases layers of strawberry, cherry and cassis. To accentuate these vibrant qualities, the winemaking incorporated 20 percent whole clusters, which also contributed an exotic hint of cinnamon-clove spice. Intricate, ethereal and aromatically driven, this nuanced Pinot Noir seamlessly blends smooth tannins with natural minerality and focused acidity, yielding a wine with bright, appealing finesse and sophistication.
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/21/2013
Wine Spectator(2012 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/15/2015