Silver Thread Estate Vineyard Chardonnay 2016 (750ml/12)
About Silver Thread
Silver Thread Vineyard is a rocky, hillside vineyard, on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, at the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes region. At this location, the bottom of the lake drops almost 200 feet below sea level, a dramatic mass of water that creates a distinct microclimate on the eastern hillside — cooling breezes in summer, radiating warmth through the winter, and extending the length of the growing season.
Established in 1982, Silver Thread was one of the first Finger Lakes ...
The growing season was dry in 2016, lending small berries and 32-year-old vines and even more intense concentration of flavors. Neutral barrel-aged on the lees with frequent stirring for 10 months compliments partial malolactic fermentation in the body of this wine.
Classic aromas of Chardonnay, apple, pear and lemon, open into an earthy and nearly savory wine. The finish is long, with distinctive nuttiness and smokiness. Ready to drink now or put in the cellar for 3-5 years.