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2019 Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay
Varietal
Chardonnay

Vintage
2019
Charles Heintz

Appellation
Russian River Valley

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SKU: MR19HEICHA750FG
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A classic expression of cool-climate Russian River Valley Chardonnay, this sleek and radiant wine displays luscious honey and yellow apple aromas. These elements are echoed on the smooth, supple palate, where they mingle with hints of earthy minerality, chalk and fresh-cut hay which add depth and complexity to the long, vibrant finish.

  • Tasting Notes
    A classic expression of cool-climate Russian River Valley Chardonnay, this sleek and radiant wine displays luscious honey and yellow apple aromas. These elements are echoed on the smooth, supple palate, where they mingle with hints of earthy minerality, chalk and fresh-cut hay which add depth and complexity to the long, vibrant finish.
  • Wine Origin
    The 2019 vintage brought a moderately cool growing season to Charles Heintz Vineyard, which is already one of our coolest vineyard sites, with old vine plantings and old-style wide spacing. Due to the cool conditions, we picked this vineyard late in the season on October 3rd, 2019, when it is not unusual (nor unwanted) to have a small amount of botrytis in the vineyard.
  • Production Notes
    In order to maximize quality, all of the grapes went direct to press as whole clusters. After pressing and settling, the juice was racked into French oak barrels for fermentation. Once dry and finished with malolactic fermentation, the lots were aged in barrel for 10 months on the lees, with occasional stirring to increase richness and body. This wine was aged in French oak barrels, 22% of which were new, with the other 22% being one-year-old. The wine was then bottled on August 20th, 2020.
  • Winemaker Notes
    Charles Heintz has been growing coveted Chardonnay grapes for decades. His namesake vineyard is located in the westernmost part of the Russian River Valley, making it our coolest climate site. Charlie himself has said, “It’s like growing Chardonnay in a rain cloud out here.”