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Heintz Ranch Chardonnay

Heintz Ranch Chardonnay Wine Details

Description: 2003 is the first Chardonnay vintage for Freeman Vineyard & Winery. The Chardonnay grapes were grown by the renowned Heintz Ranch which has been in Heintz family for over 100 years. Their meticulous farming, combined with Clone 4 grapes, the perfect location and the age of the vines, produces some of the country's most highly-rated Chardonnay. The wine exhibits deep aromas of tropical fruits like papaya and pineapple, a fairly substantial mouth feel with a lush, soft texture but kept firm by crisp acidity, and an elegant finish with hints of toasty oak and more of the tropical fruits.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.


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