2013 Silhouette

Varietals

100% Chardonnay

Appellation

Napa Valley

Alcohol

14.5% by volume

Flavor Profile

Our 2013 Silhouette is golden straw in color, with complex aromas of many exotic fruits; mandarin orange, mango, papaya, apricot and mineral notes. On the palate, a bright entry leads to a generously framed mid-palate, with well-integrated acid, depth and volume. A natural roundness in the wine is combined with flavors of lemon curd, hazelnuts and marzipan. The long finish leaves behind lingering tastes of baking spice and toast.

Silhouette is always an age-worthy white wine, and will gain complexity over the next 5-10 years.

  • Vineyard Notes

    100% from the Napa side of Carneros: 70% Merryvale Stanly Ranch Estate, 30% Hyde Vineyard

  • From Wine Spectator: "An energetic style...

    “… driven by intense green apple, pineapple and citrus flavors that are pure and direct. A good bet to gain in the short term. Drink now. 400 cases made.”  – James Laube [90 POINTS]

  • From The Wine Advocate: "Their flagship white wine...

    “… the 2013 Chardonnay Silhouette, has a light gold color with a greenish hue and a beautiful nose of honeysuckle, caramelized citrus, lemon rind and tangerine oil. It is medium to full-bodied, pure, ripe, and best drunk over the next 2-3 years. – Robert Parker, Jr. [90 POINTS]