2008 Silhouette

Varietals

100% Chardonnay

Appellation

Napa Valley

Alcohol

14.9% by volume

Flavor Profile

We believe 2008 to be one of the best Silhouettes that Merryvale has ever produced. The wine has excellent intensity with vibrant aromas of fresh pear, brioche, minerals, baked apple, almond extract and lemon curd along with baking spices (nutmeg, faint cinnamon) and vanilla bean. The mouthfeel is round and full with refreshing acidity that develops into a lengthy finish.

Silhouette is our most age-worth white wine and will develop in the bottle for the next 5-10 years.

  • Vineyard Notes

    Merryvale Stanly Ranch Estate, Hyde Vineyard, Silverado-Stanly Ranch

  • From Wine Enthusiast

    Steve Heimoff [93 POINTS]

  • From The Wine Advocate: "Merryvale's flagship white...

    “… is their 2008 Chardonnay Silhouette. This unfiltered cuvee, always one of the finest from Napa Valley, exhibits leesy, brioche notes intermixed with honeysuckle, orange blossom, poached pear and citrus. The complex aromatics are followed on the palate by a rich, minimally oaked (at least that’s the way it tastes), delicious, full-bodied, top-class Chardonnay that should drink well for 3-5 years.”  – Robert Parker, Jr. [92 POINTS]