UV – Silver Eagle
Silver Eagle is located on Stoetz Lane, just behind Charles Heintz and our estate, Hillcrest. Ulises Valdez planted the site in 2006 primarily to Pinot noir but included a small amount of Chardonnay and Syrah.
“The 2020 UV – Silver Eagle Vineyard Chardonnay sings of honey-drizzled pears, juicy peaches, and fresh musk melon with suggestions of powdered ginger, almond croissant, and lemon pastilles. Full-bodied, the palate is laden with crunchy melon and apricot flavors with loads of spicy sparks and a decadently oily texture, finishing with great length. Silver Eagle vineyard was planted in 2006 by Ulises Valdez, a highly skilled local vineyard manager who passed away a few years ago. Located in Russian River Valley, just behind Charles Heintz Ranch, the Chardonnay here is Montrachet clone.”
– 96pts, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW