Charles Heintz Vineyards
2009 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir •Heintz Ranch Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Coast
A few precious rows
Today’s 2009 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir marks a welcome return to TWS for Charles Heintz Vineyards. We’ve loved their offerings in the past, and today’s delectable Pinot Noir might be their best ever.
Heintz Vineyards is renowned as one of the world’s premier fruit sources, with their sandy loam soil, hilly terrain, and coastal climate making it a perfect environment for Pinot grapes. That’s why wineries such as Williams-Selyem and Ceritas Wines produce many of their world class Pinots from Heintz Vineyards fruit.
Today’s wine is perfect for fans of fruit-forward Pinots. Dark cherry, wild strawberry, and raspberry leap from the glass, with subtle touches of cinnamon and rich terroir to round out the back of the palate.
Please accept our boldest recommendation for today’s spectacular Pinot Noir.
A beautiful strawberry color in the center of the glass.
Bold aromas of fresh fruit leap from the glass, with dark cherry and wild strawberry elegantly framed by hints of sweet tobacco, cherry cola, dark baking spices, and echoes of lilac.
As on the nose, very fresh and fruit forward on the palate. Fresh cherry, raspberry, and wild strawberry are laid overtop touches of cinnamon, cranberry, blood orange, clove, anise, and dried rose petals.
Incredibly soft tannins and a pleasant ‘pop’ of acidity highlight the finish, with a bit of structure as the fresh fruit and spice notes slowly fade away.
A roasted salmon filet, served with homemade coconut rice.
What the Winery Says
- Hugh Chappelle
- 93 Points - Wine Spectator (Previous Vintage)
- Sonoma Coast, California
- 100% Heintz Ranch Vineyard
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Pinot Noir