Silverpoint Cellars Chardonnay
(Sonoma Coast 2015)
2015 continues our desire is to create an elegant Chardonnay which balances the concentration of the fruit with a natural acidity and a long finish.
Our grapes are selected from a single Sonoma Coast Vineyard, Rodger’s Creek Vineyard, located at an elevation of 600 feet on the southwest face of Sonoma Mountain. Facing west towards Petaluma and the Pacific, the windy and foggy conditions of the Petaluma Gap see daily movement from chilly nights and foggy mornings to ample late morning and afternoon sun. This distinctive climate works well with the chalky soil to produce low yields during a long, gradual growing season. As the fruit slowly matures, natural acidity is maintained, allowing us to achieve the balance between the rich flavors of the fruit and its bright acidity.
The 2015 Chardonnay was barrel fermented (primary and malolactic) and aged sur lie in fine-grained French oak (50% new) for 15 months. After bottling, it was aged an additional 8 months prior to its initial release. 170 total cases were produced.
Lush texture and mouthwatering aromas of tangerine creme highlighted by tones of vanilla, caramel and butterscotch. Bright fruit and bold flavors. The long smooth finish leaves lingering notes of lemon zest.
Wine Enthusiast: 90 points