Littorai

Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay

9.49 ratings
9.45 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.4

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood today. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

En mag. Blown away that this was a 17yr old chard. Incredibly powerful and youthful. It was more floral than most Cali chards, but it still had sea salt, rich mango and a dense mid palate full of juicy stone fruits with a very round finish. CHeintz vineyard Chardonnays are some of my favorites and I normally can identify them fairly easy but with its age, I didn’t get any of the bright and ripe guava I normally get from CHeintz. I still guessed this was Cali chard, but was shocked it was holding up this good with the age on it!

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood today. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

En mag. Blown away that this was a 17yr old chard. Incredibly powerful and youthful. It was more floral than most Cali chards, but it still had sea salt, rich mango and a dense mid palate full of juicy stone fruits with a very round finish. CHeintz vineyard Chardonnays are some of my favorites and I normally can identify them fairly easy but with its age, I didn’t get any of the bright and ripe guava I normally get from CHeintz. I still guessed this was Cali chard, but was shocked it was holding up this good with the age on it!

Aug 3rd, 2019
Ehren Jordan

Owner/Winemaker Failla Wines

9.4

From a magnum from Ted's cellar. Amazing. So refined.

From a magnum from Ted's cellar. Amazing. So refined.

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2015
Jimmy Hayes

Estate Director Mayacamas Vineyard

9.3

Extra points for incredible ageability. Very luscious and broad. Banana, clove, peach pie. Not even a hint of oxidation.

Extra points for incredible ageability. Very luscious and broad. Banana, clove, peach pie. Not even a hint of oxidation.

Apr 13th, 2015
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

9.3

In magnum.

In magnum.

Apr 28th, 2013
Tony Chapman

Tony had this 3 years ago

Tony had this 3 years ago

Oct 19th, 2016
Nick Mack

Nick had this 3 years ago

Nick had this 3 years ago

Oct 16th, 2016
Edgar Antonio

Edgar had this 4 years ago

Edgar had this 4 years ago

Aug 6th, 2015