2009 Silhouette

Varietals

100% Chardonnay

Appellation

Napa Valley

Alcohol

14.9% by volume

Flavor Profile

Bright notes of tangerine, ripe peach, nectarine, and pineapple are complemented by rich notes of honey, nutmeg, toasted hazelnuts and vanilla bean crème brûlée. The lively entry leads into a concentrated, fruit driven mid-palate, with notes of citrus and ripe stone fruit. The finish is framed by notes of grilled apricots, subtle minerality and toasted brioche.

Silhouette is our most age-worthy white wine. It will gain complexity over the next 5-10 years.

  • From Wine Spectator

    James Laube [92 POINTS]

  • From The Wine Advocate:The 2009 Chardonnay Silhouette...

    “… comes across as vivid and beautifully articulated. Nothing really stands out here, just the wine’s terrific sense of balance and harmony. The integration of oak is exceptional, while the fruit avoids heaviness or excessive tropical notes. This is a gorgeous Chardonnay to drink now and over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014.”  – Antonio Galloni [92 POINTS]