2016 SILVERPOINT PETALUMA GAP CHARDONNAY | DOUBLE GOLD
There are a lot of reasons why Chardonnay is one of the most widely planted varietals in the world, and one of the most popular among consumers. It’s one of the richest of the white wine varieties, yet can also have amazing balance. Silverpoint’s new 2016 Chardonnay from the Petaluma Gap perfectly highlights these qualities… It was authored by Don Van Staaveren who was responsible for authoring the Chateau St. Jean wines and made history when his 1996 Cinq Cepages was recognized as the #1 wine on the Spectator Top 100 list, and the first Sonoma wine to garner the #1 spot. DOUBLE GOLD Chardonnays of this extraordinary quality and value don’t come around often, and with only 167 cases produced, I wouldn’t hesitate to order yours…
Hailing from the Rodgers Creek Vineyard located in the Petaluma Gap, this is a source for single vineyard wines from Ramey, Sojourn and Cherry Pie. Spending 15 months in oak and aged sur lie, a French term meaning literally ‘on the sediment’, plays a large role in contributing to this wine’s rich, opulent texture. If you’re searching for a sensational bottle of Chardonnay… this is it.
“As the weather starts to warm up, I’m always on the hunt for an Ultimate Chardonnay to indulge with Lobster and Crab Feasts, or to simply enjoy patio sipping while watching the sunset. If you Like Rombauer style: You’ll Love this Double-Gold, Cali-Style Chardonnay. It’s sensational on the palate, lively, and creamy, buttery, yet balanced, and finishes with a long tropical burst of opulence.”