2018 Silhouette Chardonnay
Hand harvested at night to retain vibrant acidity, the grapes were whole cluster pressed to a temperature controlled stainless steel tank to settle the juice, then racked into French oak barrels the following day. The winemaking techniques were classic Burgundian- spontaneous native yeast barrel fermentation, gentle battonage, and spontaneous malolactic fermentation. The wine aged in barrel on fine lees, and was racked once before bottling.
Sourced from the best Chardonnay block on the historic Stanly Ranch, our 2018 Silhouette is a uniquely captivating wine. Meticulously crafted using time honored old world techniques, the gentle barrel fermentation allows for the full expression of the fruit, resulting in a wine that is elegantly balanced, refined, and complex. The wine captivates with aromas of orange blossoms, jasmine, and candied pineapple, evolving as it opens. Full on the palate, the unctuous mouthfeel is brilliantly supported by the wine’s natural acidity, leading into a long finish that showcases the traditional minerality and freshness of Stanly Ranch. Enjoy now and over the next 10 + years.