Harvested on the Silva Family Estate during the Full Moon, this magical Chardonnay illuminates the senses.
Redwood Valley AVA
Golden straw color. Fruity, inviting aromas of caramel drenched marshmallows, candied lemon peel, baked apple with sultanas, orange flesh, and vanilla bean with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, refreshing, crisp golden delicious apple taffy, crisp parsnip, and lemon curd raisin toast finish with silky tannins and light oak. A fruity and creamy chardonnay with delicious, pairable flavors.
95.5% Chardonnay (Silva Family's Vineyards), 3% Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills,) 1.5% Viognier
Barreled down for fermentation on 9/4 to neutral bbls (5) from Dargeaud & Jaegle, Vicard, Canton, Francois Freres, Seguin-Moreau. Used CY3079 yeast. Primary fermentation finished on 10/1. Partial (though nearly full) malo conversion proceeded slowly and completed on 2/1/15. Barrels stirred weekly during malo conversion.