Charles Heintz Vineyards
2015 Sonoma Coast Sonoma County "Rachael" Chardonnay
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Coast
The Heintz family has been growing their grapes in the same place since 1912 - over 100 years. That’s a true Sonoma native. They’ve learned a thing or two in the intervening years, and today our Operatives can find out for themselves for nearly 40% off. If you’re a Chardonnay lover, today’s offer is not to be missed.
Charles Heintz is an iconic winegrower, partnering with Hugh Chappelle, veteran of Flowers, Lynmar, and Quivira. These Chardonnay grapes were planted in 1982, and these established vines produce incredibly complex, mature fruit. This particular Chardonnay is Charlie’s flagship. He loved it so much, he named it after his mother.
In the glass you’ve got a beautiful yellow gold Chardonnay, gleaming in the sunshine. The nose is clean with sur lees character, quince, apricot, Bartlett pear, sourdough, and toffee. The palate is lush and creamy with Irish butter, coconut, and caramel. The fruit is nicely balanced though, with preserved pear and peach. Luxuriously round mouthfeel that generously coats the palate. The finish actually is surprisingly bright and fruity. A match made in heaven for a crab feed. Remember the melted butter!
Heintz’s estate vineyard is so famed, that it was recognized by Wine Enthusiast as a “Grand Cru” site of Chardonnay, comparing it to France’s top vineyards.
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Beautiful yellow gold Chardonnay, gleaming in the sunshine.
Sur lees character, quince, apricot, Bartlett pear, sourdough, and toffee.
Irish butter, coconut, caramel, preserved pear, and peach.
Luxuriously round mouthfeel that generously coats the palate. Finish is surprisingly bright and fruity.
A match made in heaven for a crab feed. Remember the melted butter!
What the Winery Says
- Hugh Chappelle
- Sonoma Coast