Vintage Notes: The Heintz family has owned the ranch for over 100 years. Ideal Goldridge soil, healthy, mature vines, warm days balanced with cool nights, and a grower who has been working the land since 1982 all contribute to Robert Parker’s assessment of the vineyard as “…one of the great grand cru Chardonnay sites in California.”
TWI 95 Points“The 2019 Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay was aged for 14 months in French oak, 30% of it new. It pops with gregarious notes of peach preserves, grapefruit oil, and lime blossom with hints of coriander seed and honeysuckle. Medium to full-bodied, it is super intense and zippy with lots of citrusy sparks and insane intensity, finishing with fantastic length. Coming from this famous family-owned Sonoma Coast vineyard and ranch, the Chardonnay here is clone 4, first planted in 1982.”
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