Sonoma Coast
Charles Heintz Vineyard

Tasting Notes

With marvelous depth and complexity, the 2015 Heintz straddles the fence between elegance and power. Layered notes of orange blossom, tangerine, vanilla, and flinty minerality add to the delightful texture on the palate. The Heintz is framed by a beautiful beam of acidity that makes it a superb food wine. In the glass and in the cellar our Charles Heintz Chardonnay evolves beautifully with time.

by Antonio Galloni

The 2015 Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard is precise, nuanced and wonderfully detailed. Lemon confit, chamomile, spice and a hint of reduction run through the wine. This is the tightest of the wines, but also preserves terrific freshness, especially for the year. – 93 pts.

Production Notes

Winemaker – Robbie Meyer
Production: 240 cases
Sonoma Coast Appellation
Located near Occidental
Elevation 900 feet
Vine Age – 40+ years
Goldridge Soils
Harvested in October 2015
Barrel / Malolactic Fermented
Wild Yeast Fermentation
40% New French Oak
Barrel Aged 14 Months (sur lees)
Bottled in December 2016

Charles Heintz Vineyard

The Charles Heintz Vineyard rests at 900 feet above sea level and is nine miles from the Sonoma Coast. The vineyard experiences cool maritime influences from the Pacific Ocean, yet it receives less cloud cover than our Russian River vineyard. While the vines are of equal age, this vineyard is planted in Goldridge soils, trained on a quadrilateral cordon system.