Winemaker's Notes: "Somehow Hyde Vineyard always seems to deliver a Pinot Noir that has it all. From its dynamic energy to it delicate ethereal side to its layered complexity and pure varietal character, there is a completeness to this wine that marks a grand-cru-caliber vineyard. Elegant and layered, the nose dances and weaves through aromas of dried rose petal, carnation, cranberry, clove, cherry, dark chocolate and damp earth. Though soft and supple, the palate is equally multifaceted, with fine-grained tannins supporting flavors of cassis, cherry liqueur, and cinnamon. Mouthwatering acidity brings precision to the red fruit flavors while adding brightness and focus to the finish."
94 Points The Wine Advocate - "A brilliant wine, the 2014 Pinot Noir Hyde Vineyard, utilizes about 10%-15% whole-clusters and 60% new French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Most of this vineyard is planted with Hyde Pinot Noir selections, including Calera. The vineyard was planted in 1979, but Patz & Hall used two older blocks among the 44 distinct parcels Hyde possesses. This dark ruby/plum-colored wine offers up notes of baking spices, black and red currants, sweet cherry and porcini mushroom. Some earth is present, and the wine is classic Pinot Noir with light tannin and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, impressive focus, and equilibrium. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. "