Overview of the Wine
Senses Wines is the dream of three childhood friends. Chris, Max and Myles partnered with critically acclaimed winemaker, Thomas Rivers Brown, to produce world-class wines from renowned vineyards owned by their families. Since founding in 2011, Senses production has grown to include many coveted vineyard sites throughout northern California.
The Senses estate vineyards are located in the West Sonoma Coast region of Sonoma County, specifically in the small town of Occidental where the three founders grew up.
Our wines embody the natural and distinct characteristics of the vineyards from where the grapes are grown.Our team believes the vineyards are Senses’ greatest assets, and we meticulously farm each vine so the winemaking process can be as hands-off as possible. This approach ensures the complexity and finesse we expect for each wine, vintage after vintage. Grapes are hand sampled and harvested at ideal ripeness, cold-soaked for a few days, fermented with yeasts indigenous to the vineyard, and ultimately pressed and barreled into a selection of our favorite French cooperages.
Grape / Blend
Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California
Winemaker Tasting 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.
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.
96 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Lean and yet muscular, this wine is focused in acidity and mineral-flecked textures of stone and grippy tannin, the fruit savory and succulent in nature. Made only from Montrachet clones planted on the Ulises Valdez site, it offers harmony and lasting elegance that's hard to forget
Product size: 750ml