Sonoma CoastCharles Heintz Vineyard

This old-vine, wide-row ridgetop vineyard is one of California’s most iconic sites, with a strong maritime influence delivering complex savory and mineral elements. Among its many remarkable traits, coastal fog moves directly through the vineyard during the growing season – neither above nor below it. This results in great diversity and detail in the aromas and flavors of the fruit. The soil type here is quite diverse as well. The western side of the site features sandstone close to the surface while the eastern side features more clay. We are able to build our Isobel Chardonnay by blending the fruit grown in these two soil types: sandstone soils offer savory wine with lots of acidity while the clay soils produce richer, rounder, fruit-driven wine.

Location

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Farmed by DuMOL

18 years

Characteristics

VARIETIES: Chardonnay
SOIL: Goldridge Sandy Loam and Clay
ELEVATION: 800’
SLOPE: Ridge Top with Gentle Sloping Sides
CLONE: UC Clone 4
DENSITY: 726 vines/acre
YEAR PLANTED: 1982
ORIENTATION: E x W
ASPECT: Full Exposure

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