14.5% by volume
Our 2010 Silhouette is vibrant gold in color, with complex aromas of ripe peach, apricot, tangerine, toasted almond pastry, wet stone, vanilla and baking spices (nutmeg, clove, cinnamon). On the palate the wine is very rich with layers of fruit all supported by bright natural acid. The finish is over a minute long with a creamy texture, and notes of spice and subtle toast.
Silhouette is our most age-worthy white wine. It will gain complexity over the next 5-10 years.
- Vineyard Notes
100% Merryvale Stanly Ranch Estate
- From Wine Spectator: "COMBINES RICHNESS WITH...
“… elegance and finesse, offering intense, focused citrus-laced pear, honeysuckle and melon notes that expand on the lingering, flavorful finish.” —James Laube [92 POINTS]
- Fom The Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Chardonnay Silhouette...
“… emerges from the glass with lush tropical fruit, dried pears, butter and French oak. The Silhouette is a decidedly large-scaled, voluptuous Chardonnay with tons of textural depth. A hint of residual sugar lingers on the finish, but the wine’s balance is totally impeccable within this style. The Silhouette was made entirely from Stanly Ranch fruit.” —Antonio Galloni [91 POINTS]