2017 Wingtine bottle

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. A blend of organically grown fruit from the Estate and our Heintz Vineyard neighbor, the 2017 Wingtine Chardonnay is a lively representation of the essence of the Sonoma Coast.

Tasting Notes

The 2017 Wingtine Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is an elegant harmony between bright acidity and lush summer fruit. Fresh white peach and ripe cantaloupe deftly coalesce with Bartlett pear and dried lemon rind for a refreshing introduction. Nuances of baking spices and toasted wheat lend roundness and warmth, while a lively minerality lingers on the finish. Both approachable and compelling, the Wingtine is quickly becoming a Chardonnay classic.

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 2nd – 5th
  • Unfined &
    Unfiltered

Wine Reviews

January 2019 | (92-94) points

“The 2017 Chardonnay Wingtine is gorgeous. Orchard fruit, lemon confit, chamomile and lightly honeyed notes all grace this exquisite, super-expressive Chardonnay. Silky, open-knit and creamy, the 2017 has so much to offer. Tasted from barrel, Wingtine is a blend of fruit from Charles Heintz and the Radio-Coteau Estate. The Wingtine looks like it could be a real overachiever in 2017.

–Antonio Galloni
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