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2021 Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay

A full-bodied Chardonnay, weaving notes of Gravenstein apple, tropical lychee, and Bartlett pear into a bright, satiny masterpiece with a lusciously crisp finish.

$70.00 750mL
  • 91 Wine Enthusiast rating logo with black text - The Calling Wine
Charles Heintz Vineyard

James MacPhail's Notes

This is one of California’s most iconic vineyard sites for Chardonnay - a ‘Grand Cru-esque’ site if we were to have one - located on the far western reaches of the Green Valley appellation. This spectacular, high-elevation vineyard receives the brunt of a strong maritime influence which develops complex savory and mineral notes. The Heintz family planted their vines in 1980 and their fruit makes stunningly beautiful and complex-driven wines.

James Macphail
Aged 16 months in 100% French Oak, 30% new
Russian River Valley

Tasting Notes

This Chardonnay is full-bodied, textural, weighty, rich, viscous and complex. Aromas of Gravenstein apple, lemon blossom, white flowers, tropical, and nectarine. On the palate, flavors of Gravenstein apple, Bartlett pear, lemon meringue, and stone fruit. Bright and crisp yet has a satiny texture and luscious finish.

Production Notes

Grapes were hand-picked and whole cluster pressed, slow with low pressure. The wine was barrel fermented with native yeasts and underwent 40% malolactic fermentation, post-primary fermentation. It was aged sur lie in barrel for 16 months with weekly battonage through primary fermentation.

Charles Heintz Vineyard

Charles Heintz Vineyard

Resting at 900 feet above sea level and located nine miles from the Sonoma Coast, Charles Heintz Vineyard grows some of the world’s most sought-after grapes in the Russian River Valley.

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