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 2022 Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay is a little closed to start, slowly unfurling to reveal notes of lemongrass, lime leaves, and Granny Smith apples followed by nuances of wet pebbles, brine, and yuzu with a touch of white pepper. The medium to full-bodied palate is soft-spoken and savory, with beautifully knit acidity and a silkiness to the texture, finishing long and minerally.”- 95pts, Lisa Perotti-Brown MW, TWI