Silhouette Napa Valley Chardonnay
Silhouette is our flagship white wine, crafted to the same exacting standards as Profile. Selecting only the best lots from our top vineyards each year, we strive to create a white wine of the utmost integrity, depth and grace. Silhouette brings together our finest Chardonnay grapes of each vintage, primarily sourced from our family’s Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard. Whole-cluster pressed and barrel fermented with native yeasts, this wine spends extended time sur lie to develop its silken texture and rich aromatics. Exquisite fruit, graceful acidity and rounded complexity create an exceptional white wine capable of aging for a decade or more.
2017 was a challenging year for Burgundy varietals in the Napa Valley because of an early heatwave at the end of August. Fortunately, our vineyards were in beautiful shape and our Chardonnay did not feel the heat too much. The result is a beautiful wine with great acidity and drinkability, probably one of the best Chardonnay we have made.
The 2017 Silhouette Chardonnay has an intense nose filled with exotic fruit notes including pineapple, stone fruit and tangerine, and a fragrant vanilla finish. The mouth is very round with a nice sweetness and very clean minerality. The wine is dense and ample with a touch of sweetness and citrus (yuzu) finish. A very balanced and elegant wine with a stylish touch of oak and a beautiful finish.
We are striving for the best expression of Chardonnay; an exercise of balance with one goal in mind: finesse, refinement and complexity. Our intent is to surprise you with this unique, exquisite and noble wine that has the potential to age for 10 years or more.