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2019 Silhouette Chardonnay

2019 Silhouette Chardonnay

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$75.00
 
SKU: 19PRCHSILH7506
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 16th
Acid
6.8g/L
pH
3.29
Aging
50% new Burgundy barrels from Tronçais, Jupilles and Fontainebleau forests in central France, light toast
Alcohol %
14.5

Winemaking

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 for 18 months, and was racked once before bottling.

Tasting Notes

Aromatically alluring, the wine opens with notes of hazelnut, orange blossom, and jasmine. Layered, complex flavors of lemon curd, dried pineapple, and marzipan unfold on the broad yet focused palate. An elegant, deep acidity sustains the weight and natural sweetness of the wine. The finish is long and evolving, exhibiting the traditional minerality of the historic Stanly Ranch Vineyard. A truly pleasurable wine to enjoy now or over the next 10+ years.