14.7% by volume
A shimmering golden straw in color, with a mosaic of fruit aromas; including pineapple, peach, passion fruit and mango. Beginning with a focused entry, each sip displays flavors of toasted brioche, lemon curd, fresh baked pastry and toasted almond. The mid-palate has bright acidity along with good weight, power and texture. The long finish leaves behind lingering tastes of fine oak tannins.
Silhouette is always an age-worthy white wine, and will gain complexity over the next 5-10 years.
- Vineyard Notes
Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard, Hyde Vineyard
- From RobertParker.com: "Their flagship wine the 2014 Chardonnay Silhouette...
… has a greenish hue to its light gold color and offers up orange peel, tangerine, citrus, apple blossom, crushed rocks and a touch of spicy oak. It is full-bodied, backward, but beautifully delineated and vibrant. It could pass for a grand cru from Burgundy’s Côte d’Or in a blind tasting. Drink it over the next decade. —Robert Parker, Jr. [94 POINTS]
- From Wine Spectator: "Beautifully crafted, rich and graceful, showing...
… a purity of fruit and finesse that’s uncommon in Chardonnay. Focused on juicy white peach, nectarine and anise notes, with light oak and a creamy texture that lets the flavors glide along smoothly. Drink now through 2021. 730 cases made. —James Laube [93 POINTS]
- From Wine Enthusiast: "Sourced from the producer's Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard...
… and Hyde Vineyard, both in Carneros, this is a stunning effort. Its baked pear fruit provides hefty body and texture, while honeysuckle and apple blossom notes and a squeeze of lemon-like acidity keep it balanced and fresh. —Virginie Boone [93 POINTS]