2004 Merryvale Silhouette Chardonnay, 3L
A very warm winter led to one of the earliest bud breaks on record and that trend carried on throughout the growing season. Veraison was completed early and growers had to hold on as acids caught up to well-developed sugars. Temperatures were steady into an early harvest of a normal sized crop with very good quality fruit.
Aromas of pear, lemon and vanilla bean are interwoven with crème brûlée and toasted oak. The wine has a dense, complex and luxurious mouthfeel with a finish that continues on for minutes. Our favorite pairings include broiled lobster with drawn butter and a selection of your favorite caviar.