Hyde has figured into the producer's sparkling wine production for years, but this marks Davies' first release of still Pinot Noir from the stellar site. It opens with tangy acidity and a bite of tropical citrus along with black tea before unveiling substantial underlying tannins and plenty of contained power. A ripe trace of cherry and raspberry lurks along the background, peaking on the finish.
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Reviews wines from California.
Contributing Editor Virginie Boone has been with Wine Enthusiast since 2010, and reviews the wines of Napa and Sonoma. Boone began her writing career with Lonely Planet travel guides, which eventually led to California-focused wine coverage. She contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat
and Sonoma Magazine
, and is a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond.