- Robert Whitley: 92 on Sauvignon Blanc
Robert Whitley; 92 points
"Sauvignon blanc has always been an important wine at Silverado, despite its greater fame for chardonnay, cabernet and merlot. This vintage, a true white Bordeaux-style blend of sauvignon (92 percent) and semillon (8 percent), is one of the finest yet. The Miller Ranch is located south of Yountville, at the cooler end of the Napa Valley, and the fruit from this spot is well balanced, yielding wines with fresh acidity and alcohol levels that are modest by today's standards. Indeed, this wine is slightly below 14 percent ABV. It is crisp and fresh, showing notes of tart citrus as well as the richer aromas of red citrus such as tangerine and orange. While it is perfectly wonderful to quaff, it is made for the table, and thus structured to be served with food, where it will shine. 92 Points"
Robert Whitley, winereviewonline.com, December 2011 See Wine >
- Wine Enthusiast - 2009 Estate Chardonnay
Steve Heimoff on the 2009 Estate Chardonnay
"A nice Chardonnay to drink now, with rich tropical fruit, apple and pear flavors, enhanced with vanilla and smoky oak. One of the more successful Silverado Chardonnays of recent years."
Steve Heimoff, The Wine Enthusiast, 87 Points, December 2011 See Wine >
- 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast, Editors Choice, 91 Pts
"The 2009 vintage was a great one for this bottling, ... It feels nice and crisp and dry, with polished, complex citrus fruit, white flower, peach and mineral flavors."
91 Points, Steve Heimoff, The Wine Enthusiast, December 2011 See Wine >
- 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast; 90 Points
"The coolness of the region and vintage shows in this Chard's acidic crispness and minerality. It comes down on the Chablis-style end of the spectrum, with hints of tropical fruits, apples and pairs, as well as a welcome touch of sweet oak. Easily Silverado's best Chardonnay in years." 90 Points
Steve Heimoff, The Wine Enthusiast, December 2011 See Wine >