Charles Heintz

Vintage Notes

The Heintz family has owned the ranch for over 100 years. Ideal Goldridge soil, healthy, ma-ture vines, warm days balanced with cool nights and a grower who has been working the land since 1982 all contribute to Robert Parker’s assessment of the vineyard as “…one of the great grand cru Chardonnay sites in California.”

Winemaker Notes

“The 2020 Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay comes bounding out with fresh nectarines, Golden Delicious apples, and pink grapefruit with hints of cedar, nutmeg, and candied ginger. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with stone fruit and spicy layers, framed by a racy backbone and silky texture, finishing long. Coming from this famous family-owned Sonoma Coast vineyard and ranch, the Chardonnay here is clone 4, first planted in 1982.” – 94+pts, Lisa Perrotti-Brown