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The wine comes from our blocks of the Hudson and Hyde vineyards, ripened perfectly to give us wine that truly belongs in our Pantheon - a heroic athlete with beauty, strength and poise. Parker found it to be "gorgeously full-bodied, with great freshness and acidity." Tanzer described it as "wonderfully balanced for a chardonnay of its impressive size." Aromas of stone fruits, spicy orange rind, and honey are supported by vibrant acidity and remarkable minerality. Bottled in July after 22 months in barrel, it shows a wonderful precocity, which should urge you to open your first bottle.