1993 Silhouette

Varietals

100% Chardonnay

Appellation

Napa Valley

Alcohol

13.5% by volume.

Flavor Profile

Pale straw color. This wine exhibits very concentrated aromas of apples, lemons, allspice, coconut and sweet vanilla. Hidden behind are hints of fresh blossoms. This is a focused wine with great complexity and concentration balanced perfectly with delicacy, freshness, and elegance. Very full on the palate, it continues to gain interest with airing. Truly a wine which will be even more exciting with continued cellaring.

  • Vineyard Notes

    100% from the Napa side of Carneros: 70% Merryvale Stanly Ranch Estate, 30% Hyde Vineyard

  • From Wine Enthusiast

    BTI [ 93 Points]

  • From The Wine Advocate: "Readers should keep...

    “…an eye out for the release of the 1993 Chardonnay Silhouette in 1995 (only 800+ cases were produced). The wine is one of extraordinary richness and character. Aged 15 months in new Louis Latour barrels, with significant lees contact, and put through complete malolactic fermentation, this Chardonnay is similar to a great Burgundy grand cru such as Batard of Chevalier-Montrachet. It offers a gorgeously seductive, rich, honeyed, apple, spring flower blossom-scented nose that exhibits a judicious touch of sweet oat. Full-bodied, with formidable intensity and outstanding ripeness, this wine brilliantly married power and concentration with a sense of elegance and grace. it is an outstanding Chardonnay that will put Merryvale in the spotlight.”  – Robert Parker, Jr. [94 Points]