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Wingtine

Wingtine Chardonnay is named after the specialized wing tine shank used to cultivate Goldridge soil, including our newly planted land. By lifting and fracturing the soil vertically and horizontally, this specialized wing–shaped plow reduces tractor passes, while maintaining soil structure and integrating sustainable farming practices. While maintaining a healthy and balanced chemistry, a super low and slow fermentation in 2015 yielded a vintage of Wingtine with a vibrant, mineral-driven core. The 2015 Wingtine Sonoma Coast Chardonnay was once-again sourced exclusively from the Heintz Ranch, a stone’s throw across Harrison Grade from the Estate Vineyard.

The 2015 Radio-Coteau Wingtine Chardonnay is a balance of opposites. Simultaneously rich yet restrained, ripe but bright - this Sonoma Coast chardonnay contains multitudes. Other than the pale gold color, the first observation made about this wine is the diversity of aromas that emerge from the glass. Asian pear, dried pineapple and fresh honeydew leave their mark. Freshly shucked sweet corn mingles with faint honeysuckle. The Wingtine Chardonnay is kept spry as preserved lemon aromas on the nose turn to fresh squeezed lemon juice along with green apple skin on the palate. These tones help drive the strong acid backbone characteristic of this site while the richer elements of fresh cream, toffee, sweet baking spices, and toasted almond add mild richness to the nose and palate - concluding with a mouthfeel that is simultaneously creamy yet lithe.

Spring 2017 Release

 

Wingtine Chardonnay
GROWER:

Charles Heintz
APPELLATION:
Sonoma Coast
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:
Occidental
VARIETAL:
Chardonnay
SELECTION:
Clone 4
VINEYARD AGE:
Planted in 1982
SOIL TYPE:
Goldridge
HARVEST DATE:
August 28th
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED

 


VINOUS MEDIA, March 2017
93 points
“The 2015 Chardonnay Wingtine, from Charles Heintz, is a very pretty wine that captures the personality of that site in its rich, textured stone fruit and lightly honeyed notes. Chamomile, lemon confit, mint and wild flowers flesh out effortlessly. Even with its obvious oiliness and depth, the 2015 preserves
a good bit of aromatic freshness as well. This is a gorgeous Chardonnay from Radio-Coteau.”— Antonio Galloni



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