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2017 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

 With a delicate nose of white flowers, green apple and citrus, our Sonoma Coast Chardonnay invites eager inspection. On the palate, the wine beckons reservedly at first, offering soft-spoken hints of fresh white peach laced with tropical fruit, citrus, lightly toasted brioche, and wet stone. Barrel-fermented, and aged 16-months in 37% new French oak, this delicate offering summons fond memories of early summer nights when the sun is low in the evening sky, and the horizon begins to devolve into twilight’s inimitable dusky hues. Light on its feet on the attack, with a pleasing minerality and freshness through to the finish, the wine demonstrates a restrained vitality, coolness, and grace reminiscent of the doe-like athleticism and demeanor of the ever-lovely Venus Williams, the “other” Williams-sister of the famed tennis-duo, who in her own manner and style, managed to amass over twenty Grand Slam titles over an illustrious Hall of Fame career.
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$79.00 per Bottle
 

Vineyard Notes

The Charles Heintz Vineyard is located in Occidental, near the rocky Sonoma County coastline. The 30-year-old Chardonnay vines are planted on deep, desirable Gold Ridge Sandy Loam top-soils – to which many attribute the unique varietal expression shown by Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown in the Sonoma Coast and Russian River appellations. The nearby Pacific brings deep and cooling fog over the vineyard nightly during the growing season, encouraging patient ripening and the development of delicate flavors.

Production Notes

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay Vineyards: Charles Heintz Vineyard, Sonoma Coast Production: 227 cases Harvest Date: September 23, 2017 Cooperage: 37% new French oak: Francois Freres, Rousseau, Damy Bottle Date: January 29, 2019 Release Date: April 2019
Vintage 2017
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750 ml