In a year when many Sonoma growers lost 40-50 percent of their Chardonnay crop due to heavy October rains, we were able to secure some of the Heintz family’s best fruit. Once safely in our San Francisco winery, winemaker John Fones was able to craft a 91-point wine.
2011 was a year of high-acidity, low alcohol Chardonnays. The 2011 Von Holt Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay marries freshness with intense flavors reminiscent of lemon curd, marzipan and vanilla bean.
91 Point Review - Wine Enthusiast Integrating the buttered toast and caramel notes of new oak with the underlying wine, this is is a Chardonnay of classy California dimensions. Despite a cool vintage, the grapes achieved remarkable ripeness, with flavors suggesting oranges and spicy, creamy papayas, while bright acidity gives it all a wakeup call of zest.