Sonoma Coast
Charles Heintz Vineyard

Tasting Notes

With marvelous depth and complexity, the 2016 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 2016 Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard is another inviting wine in this range from Peirson Meyer. Oily and unctuous on the palate, as these wines tend to be, the Charles Heintz is built on textural richness and creaminess. Pineapple, mint, butter and a kiss of French oak develop with time in the glass. -91 pts.

Production Notes

Winemaker – Robbie Meyer
Production: 350 cases
Sonoma Coast Appellation
Located near Occidental
Elevation 900 feet
Vine Age – 40+ years
Goldridge Soils
Harvested in October 2016
Barrel / Malolactic Fermented
Wild Yeast Fermentation
40% New French Oak
Barrel Aged 14 Months (sur lees)
Bottled in December 2017

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.