14.6% by volume
Our 2011 Silhouette is golden straw in color, with complex aromas of candied lemon, lychee, apricot, tangerine, ripe peach, baking spices, and wet stone. On the palate, the entry is very bright and leads to a generously framed mid-palate, with lots of fruit concentration, depth, and mid-palate volume. Flavors of citrus, crisp apple, and stone fruit are interwoven with complex barrel notes. The finish is lengthened by fine barrel tannins and notes of spice and toasted hazelnut.
Silhouette is our most age-worthy white wine, and will gain complexity over the next 5-10 years.
- Vineyard Notes
100% from Carneros: 81% Merryvale Stanly Ranch Estate, 19% Hyde Vineyard
- FromThe Wine Advocate: "The top cuvee...
“…the 2011 Chardonnay Silhouette has more of everything. Orange blossom, tangerine oil and honeyed pear notes as well as crisp acids are found in this riper-styled, medium to full-bodied Chardonnay. Enjoy it over the next 3-4 years.” – Robert Parker, Jr. [90 POINTS]