14.5% by volume
Our 2012 Silhouette is golden straw in color, with complex aromas of orange marmalade, butterscotch, lemon meringue, ripe peach, baking spices, and mineral notes. 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, pineapple and tropical fruit are interwoven with complex barrel notes. The finish is lengthened by fine barrel tannins and notes of spice and toast.
Silhouette is our most age-worthy white wine, and will gain complexity over the next 5-10 years.
- Vineyard Notes
100% from the Napa side of Carneros: 91% Merryvale Stanly Ranch Estate, 9% Hyde Vineyard
- From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Chardonnay Silhouette...
“…plays it closer to the vest than the 2013, displaying more structure as well as beautiful white currant, unbuttered popcorn, orange skin, apple, pear and subtle beurre blanc notes. This full-bodied, rich, concentrated, delicately crafted Chardonnay is a beauty of restraint, discretion and authority. Consume it over the next 5-7 years.” [91 POINTS]