2023 Spring Release
Located just a stone’s throw across Harrison Grade from the Estate, the Heintz Ranch is a pedigreed site with mature vines in the hills above Occidental. Planted on Goldridge sandy loam soil, the organically grown fruit is nurtured by moderately warm days and cool evenings, resulting in a richness balanced by lively acidity. Harvested in mid-September, the 2021 Heintz was gently whole cluster pressed, in keeping with our cellar custom. Moderate sugars and healthy native vineyard flora shepherded steady, “low and slow” fermentations, yielding a vintage with a rounded focus pleasantly punctuated by true Heintz signature acidity.