UV – Silver Eagle

Vintage Notes

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.

Winemaker Notes

“Coming from a great site in the Russian River Valley, the 2019 Chardonnay UV – Silver Eagle was barrel fermented and spent 14 months in 25%-40% new French oak, It has a clean, juicy nose of candied lemons, chalky minerality, caramelized pineapple, and white flowers. This carries to a rich, full-bodied Chardonnay with beautiful richness, some subtle toasty, creamy nuances, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish. The purity of fruit, balance, and length are all first-class and this is another gorgeous Chardonnay from this team.”

– 96pts, Jeb Dunnuck