April 2009 Reserve Wine Club Selection
Silverado Vineyards have become quite a recognizable wine brand, but that doesn't mean that they've compromised quality or commitment to the sustainability of their vineyard land in doing so. Among the "green" practices they can boast are a solar powered winery, hybrid vehicles, and a Napa Green Certification, which verifies that the winery practices soil, water and wildlife conservation and has a long-term plan in place for sustainable farming.
They can also boast a very talented winemaker in Jonathan Emmerich, and consistently high-quality wines at very reasonable prices. Their single vineyard Chardonnay from the Vineberg vineyard in Carneros carries ripe yellow apple flavors and aromas of orange blossom, vanilla and stone. A superbly well-balanced wine from an ecologically well-balanced vineyard.
Wine Spectator 87 Points
Offers light floral, perfumed aromas, with delicate vanilla, green apple, citrus and spice. Maintains the delicate fruit structure through the finish. Drink now. 2,862 cases made. -JL