Silverado Vineyards – Chardonnay 2016, Estate Grow – Carneros, Napa Valley

Silverado Vineyards – Chardonnay 2016, Estate Grow – Carneros, Napa Valley

The nose is fresh, fruity and offers a slight complexity. It reveals notes of crunchy / fresh peach, fresh mirabelle plum and small notes of flowers associated with small notes of crunchy Williams pear as well as discreet hints of citrus and an imperceptible touch of pepper. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a good definition, a slight acidulous frame as well as a slight juiciness. On the palate this wine expresses notes of crunchy / juicy mirabelle plum, kumquat and small notes of crushed brugnon associated with small touches of crunchy / juicy pepper as well as slight hints of citrus and very discreet hints of oak / almond on the finish / persistence. Good length. Fine chews on the persistence. There is a very discreet hint of almond on the aftertaste.

Note (Score): 15.5/20

Note (Score): 90-91/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Blanc sec (Dry white)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)