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2015 Silhouette Chardonnay

2015 Silhouette Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
72% Stanly Ranch Estate, 28% Hyde
pH
3.21
Aging
16 Months, 50% New French oak
Fermentation
Native
Alcohol %
14.5
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$65.00
 
SKU: 15PRCHSILH7506

Winemaking

Silhouette is our limited production, top white wine. Each vintage, our very best Chardonnay fruit goes into the Silhouette bottling. For the 2015 vintage, the wine is comprised of grapes grown on our Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard and the neighboring Hyde Vineyard in Carneros. The grapes for Silhouette were handpicked at peak ripeness and hand sorted before being gently pressed until only one bar of pressure. The juices were cold settled overnight and then drained to barrel with maximum care to prevent oxidation. We were able to achieve native primary and malolactic fermentations. Total fermentation time was 10 months with malolactic happening at the same time as the alcoholic fermentation, enhancing integration of oak and flavors. The wine was aged for 16 months on full lies in 50% new French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

The 2015 Silhouette starts with beautiful hints of fresh almonds, acacia and citrus notes. The wine then evolves towards exotic fruits with papaya, mango and peach. In the mouth it is defined by a beautiful length with an abundance of mineral notes and outstanding acidity. The mouthfeel is extremely intense but very fresh and elegant as well.  Our aim is to surprise you with this wine, to create a Chardonnay like you have never tasted before; unique, surprising and noble with the ability to age for 10 years or more.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
72% Stanly Ranch Estate, 28% Hyde
pH
3.21
Aging
16 Months, 50% New French oak
Fermentation
Native
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Production Notes
100% Chardonnay