2021 Wingtine Chardonnay bottle

2023 Spring Release

 

Vineyard Profile

Wingtine Chardonnay is named after the specialized wing tine shank used to cultivate Goldridge soil, including our own Estate farm. 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. Our tradition of blending biodynamically grown fruit from the Estate and organically grown fruit from the neighboring Heintz Ranch continued with the 2021 vintage. As in previous years, we drew on our experience with both sites to guide cellar decisions, utilizing a combination of concrete egg and neutral oak barrels. The result is an elegant Chardonnay showcasing Sonoma Coast fruit alongside unique vintage character.

Tasting Notes

A thoughtful regimen of concrete egg and large format, neutral oak barrels enhances the purity of fresh yellow fruits and delicate floral aromas that define the 2021 Wingtine. Notes of mild Meyer lemon, Asian pear, and night-blooming Jasmine intermingle with a playful brininess befitting this coastal Chardonnay. Light in body yet full in flavor, the rounded palate carries a crisp acidity to an enjoyable, persistent finish.

Cellar Notes

  • Vineyards:
    Radio-Coteau, Heintz Ranch
  • Appellation:
    Sonoma Coast
  • Geographic Location:
    Occidental
  • Varietal:
    Chardonnay
  • Selection:
    Clone 4, Wente
  • Vineyard Age:
    Planted in 1982, 2014
  • Soil Type:
    Goldridge
  • Harvest Date:
    September 4th – 10th
  • Unfined &
    Unfiltered
  • Growing Season
    2021
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