2014 Migration Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard
2014 Migration Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard

2014 Migration Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard

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Migration is dedicated to crafting wines from the finest cool-climate winegrowing regions highlighting lush fruit, bright acidity and impeccably balanced oak. Since 1982, Charles Heintz Vineyard in Green Valley has emerged as a legendary site for world-class Chardonnay. Located atop the second ridge inland from the Pacific at an elevation of 900 feet, Heintz is a warmer vineyard in a very cool winegrowing region. This unique combination 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.

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Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content 100% Chardonnay Cooperage 90% Barrel Fermentation 90% French Oak 35% New Oak, 55% Second Vintage, 10% Stainless Steel Barrel Aging: 10 Months
Winemaker Notes
Once again, Charles Heintz Vineyard has struck a beautiful balance between intensity and elegance. On the nose, aromas of ripe peach and nectarine give way to pear and citrus, as well as a toasty hint of piecrust. The palate is equally complex and layered, with lots of ripe orchard fruit flavors and an almost honeyed richness. Throughout, lingering acidity and a perfect touch of new French oak add to this wine’s lovely structure.
Production
The 2014 growing season got off to a fast start, with the vines awaking early in spring. Though drought conditions continued throughout California, moderate summer weather and a lack of any long-term heat spikes allowed us to avoid any issues. The steady weather contributed to ideal even ripening, and our first pick came into the winery in early August - one of our earliest starts on record. By the time the first rains arrived in late September, harvest was essentially complete. As a result, for the third straight year, the quality of the harvest was exceptional.
Other Notes
Release Date: March 2016

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Harvest Date
September 26, 2014
Sugar
23.9° Brix
Acid
0.57 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.44
Fermentation
75% Malolactic
Bottling Date
August 2015
Alcohol %
14.5
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