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The drought cycle that started in 2012 continued into 2015, as a result, we experienced a warm dry winter and an early start of the vegetative cycle with bud break in February. In May, unseasonably cool weather caused poor pollination, resulting in concentrated fruit due to millerandage; small, seedless berries amid a few normal berries, creating the intensity and complexity juice. The summer was hot overall at Hyde Vineyard. Thanks to a few cool days in early August, the growing season was extended, allowing the grapes to reach great maturity.
HdV is a venture between the Hyde Family of Napa Valley and the de Villaine Family from Domaine de la Romanee Conti of Burgundy. The families, related by marriage, share long histories in French and Californian winemaking. In HdV, we have brought together our knowledge and experience for the purpose of creating single vineyard wines from the slopes of Hyde Vineyards.