2020 Amici Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay

“Stunning” – John Harris

Vineyard Notes

Called “one of the great Grand Cru Chardonnay sites in California” by Robert Parker, the Charles Heintz Vineyard sits upon a ridgetop along the rocky Sonoma County coastline. The 30-year-old vines, planted on the desirable Gold Ridge Sandy Loam top-soils, ripen slowly, cooled each evening by the fog that rolls in from the nearby Pacific Ocean. This slow, even ripening process results in beautifully balanced wines with fully developed flavors and fresh acidity. The vineyard site has been in the Heintz family for over 100 years, and since its planting in 1982 has become a name synonymous with the best of California Chardonnay.

Winemaking Notes

The 2020 Amici Charles Heintz Chardonnay is a classic representation of this stunning coastal vineyard. Aromas of pineapple, marigold and wet stone begin on the nose, while the palate is full of fresh apricot along with cinnamon and nutmeg. The mouthwatering acidity is perfectly balanced by the wine’s long, juicy finish, and has enough density and richness to age for 3-5 years.

Vintage
2020
Varietal
Chardonnay
Vineyard
Charles Heintz Vineyard
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Blend
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol
14.3%
Fermentation & Aging
100% Barrel Fermentation; Native Yeast; Full Malolactic; Aged 14 months in 50% new French Oak

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Charles Heintz Vineyard

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