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2010 Silverado Vineyards Carneros Chardonnay (Screwcap)

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ITEM 8319634 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
$15
Item Sold Amount Date
I8342728 1 $10 Jul 24, 2022
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RATINGS

90Wine Enthusiast

Smooth and rich, this has creamy flavors of buttered toast, golden mango, Key lime pie and honey. Balancing all the sweet richness is fine acidity and a steely minerality...there's no denying the opulent deliciousness of this Chardonnay.

PRODUCER

Silverado Vineyards

Silverado Vineyards is in Yountville, in Napa Valley. It was founded in 1981 when Diane and Ron Miller purchased the property. Their inaugural releases were 1981 Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs and Cabernet Sauvignon. Today the estate owns 345 acres and makes a portfolio of wines, including Merlot and Sangiovese. Flagship wines remain the reserve Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Carneros

Carneros AVA, also known as Los Carneros, is at the southern end of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys at the top of the San Francisco Bay. The 8,000 vineyard acres are mostly planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both of which thrive in the district’s cool, marine climate. Carneros became an AVA in 1983 and it has attracted foreign wine companies along with local producers. It has been especially appealing to European producers of sparkling wines including the giant Spanish cava producers Codorniu and Frexinet, and the French Champagne house Taittinger. Codorniu in Carneros is called Artesa, and Frexinet’s Carneros brand is Gloria Ferrer. Taittinger calls its Carneros winery Domaine Carneros. The European producers also make still wines in Carneros.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.