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2016 Migration Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard

2016 Migration Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard

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SKU: CHH1675
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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Astonishing, rare; a wine that saturates the senses with flavors that feel unique and thrilling; a rare landmark for its region.
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Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content: 100% Chardonnay; Cooperage: 100% French oak, 35% New Oak, and 65% Neutral
Winemaker Notes
Balancing a rich, silky texture with beautiful structure and acidity, this wine shows why the old-vine Chardonnay from Charles Heintz Vineyard is so coveted. Entrancing aromas of juicy ripe pear, honey and peach rise from the glass, along with hints of flowers. The lush fruit notes continue on the palate, where they are supported by seamlessly integrated French oak from aging in barrel.
Production
Harvest 2016 was another banner year for wine quality in the Sonoma Coast. Though budbreak was early due to warm weather in February and March, a cool spring led to delayed flowering and some shatter, lowering yields compared to the previous three vintages. The combination of an early budbreak and a moderatesized crop led to one of the earliest harvest start dates on record. Though harvest was early, ideal temperate weather in the run-up to harvest resulted in wines of exceptional concentration and purity.
Other Notes
Released: May 2018

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Vineyard Designation
Charles Heintz Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 27, 2016
Sugar
24.8° Brix
Acid
0.63g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.49
Aging
10 Months in Barrel
Fermentation
75% Malolactic Fermentation
Alcohol %
14.5
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$56.00
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