Heintz Chardonnay

The 2014 Charles Heintz Chardonnay offers marvelous depth and complexity, with layered notes of orange blossom, tangerine, vanilla, and flinty minerality. With its opulent concentration and delightful texture on the palate, the Heintz is framed by a beautiful beam of acidity that makes it a superb food wine.This wine evolves beautifully in the glass and in the cellar.

The Wine Advocate
Review by Robert Parker

From a well-known site favored by the Chardonnay cognoscenti of Northern California, the 2014 Chardonnay Charles Heintz is a relatively small cuvée of 200 cases aged in the same manner as the other Chardonnays and fermented with indigenous yeasts. This site is at a 900-foot elevation and the vineyard planted with an Old Wente clone on the Goldridge sandy soils of the region. More tangerine, nectarine, lemon oil and citrus are found in this crisp, zesty Chardonnay that also moves toward tropical fruits on the palate. Sexy, full-bodied and a stunner, drink it over the next 5-7 years.
- 95 pts.

Production Notes
- Winemaker: Robbie Meyer
- Production: 300 cases
- Sonoma Coast Appellation
- Located near Occidental
- Elevation 900 feet
- Vine Age - 40+ years
- Goldridge Soils
- Harvested in October 2014
- Barrel / Malolactic Fermented
- Wild Yeast Fermentation
- 40% New French Oak
- Barrel Aged 14 Months (sur lees)
- Bottled in December 2015
- $55 per bottle