2020 Hyde De Villaine "Ygnacia" Pinot Noir, Los Carneros, Napa Valley, California, USA
ABOUT THIS WINE
This Pinot Noir program was started in 2010, with the planting of a 3.2-acre block at Hyde Vineyard. It took over 10 years of careful study by our founders to select the perfect site and vine material to make this wine so unique.
Made with minimal whole clusters and new oak, the wine showcases the energy and concentration of the Carneros terroir, with remarkable notes of violet, lavender, hibiscus, and red fruits in the nose, and a long mineral frame on the palate. This unique and elegant expression of Pinot Noir is an exquisite example of balance and precision.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Old World meets New World in this family partnership between the Hydes of Hyde Vineyard (Carneros, Napa), their cousin Pamela (née Fairbanks), and her husband, Aubert de Villaine, co-director of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (Burgundy). From the very first vintage in 2000, Hyde de Villaine wines have shown their pedigree, fusing the finesse and balance of Old-World winemaking with the exuberance of California fruit from the legendary Hyde Vineyard.