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2009 Migration Sonoma Coast Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay

2009 Migration Sonoma Coast Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay

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· 91 Points from Wine Spectator!
· 95 Points from Wine Enthusiast!

This unique vineyard creates a gracefully balanced wine that combines the richness and intensity of perfectly ripened old vine fruit with the structure and acidity of great Sonoma Coast winegrowing.

Wine Spectator
91
Wine Enthusiast
95

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 100% Chardonnay Cooperage 90% Barrel Fermentation 100% French Oak 35% New Oak, 65% Second Vintage
Winemaker Notes
Heintz’s older Chardonnay vines have yielded a wine that expresses everything we like about this vineyard—in particular, its distinctive balance between a rich, creamy texture and potent acidity. The aromas echo this contrast with bright, lifted citrus notes underscored by layers of caramel, apple pie, pear and baking spices. On the palate this Chardonnay displays beautiful weight and intensity framed by notable acidity.
Production
The 2009 growing season offered picture-perfect growing conditions on the Sonoma Coast. A relatively dry winter was followed by a dry spring, which naturally limited canopy growth and yields. Summer offered consistently even temperatures with a mix of cool, foggy mornings and afternoon sunshine. A moderate heat event in mid-September brought sustained temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s for the better part of two weeks. This timely heat allowed the fruit to develop pure, focused flavors with classic Sonoma Coast acidity.
Other Notes
Release Date: March 2011

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2009
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Vineyard Designation
Charles Heintz Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 8 – October 22, 2009
Sugar
24.8° Brix
Acid
0.55 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.55
Aging
10 Months
Fermentation
100% Malolactic
Bottling Date
July 2010
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Spectator
91
Wine Enthusiast
95

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Standard Bottle

750ml

5 - 5oz Glasses

Serves 2-4

Magnum

1.5 Liters

2 Standard Bottles

Serves 4-5

Double Magnum or Jeroboam

3 Liters

4 Standard Bottles

Serves 6-8

Imperial

6 Liters

8 Standard Bottles

Serves 12-16

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