2015
Heintz Vineyard

Chardonnay
Description

Heintz Vineyard, farmed by Charlie Heintz, sits atop a ridge at 900 feet in elevation in the Green Valley area of the Russian River Valley. Its gently sloping sides are rich in Goldridge sandy loam with two to three feet of topsoil followed by layers of clay. Optimal growing conditions and careful vineyard management result in a luscious, mouthwatering, full-bodied Chardonnay with lots of depth.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Delightful aromas of ripe Fuji apple and stone fruit mingle with hints of ginger spice in our 2015 Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay.

Palate: 

 Creamy flavors of Asian pear, nectarine and a touch of marzipan coat the palate. Rich and full-bodied with defined structure and balanced acidity, this layered Chardonnay offers a pleasingly long, lingering finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Crafted using traditional  Burgundian  techniques,  hand  picking, sorting, and whole-cluster basket pressing preserve the rich, natural flavors. Barrel fermentation and sur lie aging lend firmness and palate richness, establishing structure for this wine to retain depth and complexity for  several  years. The wine was aged for 14 months in 100% French oak, 30% new.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Green Valley of Russian River Valley
  • Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
  • pH: 3.28
  • Titratable Acidity: 7.30 g/L
  • Aged in 100% French oak
    • New: 30%
  • Months in Barrel: 14
     
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Salmon or Butter Poached Lobster
Cheese & Nuts:
Light Cheddar
Fruits & Vegetables:
Apple & Goat Cheese Walnut Salad
$52