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.
“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