The windswept vine rows of the famed Charles Heintz Vineyard have yielded a rich and luxurious Chardonnay, with an inviting structure and beautiful white flower and tropical fruit aromas. The tropical notes are echoed on the lush, silky palate, with seamlessly integrated French oak adding nuance and depth to a dramatic finish.
On the Sonoma Coast, 2018 was a stellar vintage that started with a cool winter, followed by a relatively temperate summer that allowed for lovely hangtime and a longer growing season. The length of the season ensured that the grapes developed ideal tannins and flavors. While much-needed winter rains helped to spur a generous crop, our rigorous thinning practices resulted in excellent vine balance and wonderful concentration in the grapes. As a result, both our Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays offer compelling weight and texture, with pure flavors and lovely poise and energy.