February 20, 2018
silverpoint chardonnay

Silverpoint Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2015

For classic richer-style Chardonnay with great fruit to balance it out, I highly recommend Silverpoint. All from the very cool Petaluma Gap region (soon to be an AVA). Barrel fermented & aged on its lees, 50% new French oak, full malolactic. I know many lower ML Chardonnays that are heavier. Smell and taste roast hazelnut, lemon custard, caramel, grated lemon peel, sweet grapefruit and Granny Smith apple. With air more caramel/brown butter comes out plus a creamy texture and full body. A “kiss” of from-the-earth minerality on the 25 second finish.   I met Silverpoint Owners Barry Murphy and Rosemary […]