2008 'Silhouette' Chardonnay, Napa Valley

People are talking about Merryvale wines! Here are a few of our most recent awards and accolades for this 2008 'Silhouette' Chardonnay, Napa Valley.

May 12, 2011
Napa Valley Register & St. Helena Star

"At Merryvale, it's more than wine and cheese"

2008 'Silhouette' Chardonnay, Napa Valley

"The grapes for this wine come partly from the Stanly Ranch and partly from high-altitude vineyards, giving the wine a nice freshness. The wine is aged in French oak barrels and has ripe Asian pear, rich buttered nuts, brown sugar and cinnamon aromas and flavors.

"Merryvale’s sommelier pairs this with ageworthy cheese that brings out the freshness and fruit flavors of the wines, like Cabot Clothbound."

- David Stoneberg

April 01, 2011
Quarterly Review of Wines

"Best of the Best California Chardonnay"

2008 'Silhouette' Chardonnay, Napa Valley

“Elegantly cast buttered toast and lemon flavors.”

- Tasting Panel

March 01, 2011
93 Points

2008 'Silhouette' Chardonnay, Napa Valley

“Silhouette is Merryvale’s small-production best of barrels blend from the winery’s various vineyards. The ’08 is a success, showing brisk acidity and new oak and yeast flavors and a creamy texture framing ripe pineapple, pear and mineral flavors. It’s an elegant wine that shouldn’t be served too cold.”

- Steve Heimoff

December 23, 2010
92 Points

2008 'Silhouette' Chardonnay, Napa Valley

“Merryvale's flagship white is their 2008 Chardonnay Silhouette. This unfiltered cuvee, always one of the finest from Napa Valley, exhibits leesy, brioche notes inter-mixed with honeysuckle, orange blossom, poached pear and citrus. The complex aromatics are followed on the palate by a rich, minimally oaked, delicious, full-bodied, top-class Chardonnay that should drink well for 3-5 years.”

- Robert Parker