Robert Parker 93 Points
There are 1,280 cases of the 2012 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard. It reveals a slight greenish hue to the light straw color as well as copious notes of tangerine oil, orange marmalade, pineapple and citrus. With steely acidity, and a full-bodied, texture, heady finish, it should drink well for 6-7 years.
Wine Spectator 91 Points
Clean, fresh and lively, with juicy pear, citrus and green apple flavors, shaded by spicy, toasty oak, all presented in a smooth, seamless style that keeps the fruit at the forefront. Drink now through 2019. 1,212 cases made. –JL
Vinous 93+ Points
Ramey's 2012 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard impresses for its freshness and verve, but at the same time, there is plenty of texture, raciness and body, all signatures of this renowned Carneros site. I imagine the 2012 will still be fabulous at age ten. Today, the Hyde is surprisingly backward and unevolved.-AG
Wine Enthusiast 96 Points
This longstanding collaboration between vintner and grower reflects years of mutual understanding and respect. The wine offers pretty orange blossom and lemon verbena aromas that wrap around a composed, well-integrated and mineral-laden body. Voluptuous, the wine is also well-balanced, finishing in bright acidity. It is deliciously good.-VB