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About This Wine: It starts with aromatics of spiced plums and ripe red rose. As it opens it moves through layers of ...Read more...
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About This Wine: It starts with aromatics of spiced plums and ripe red rose. As it opens it moves through layers of pomegranate, tart cherry, raspberries and evergreen. The flavors are bright and crisp and speak of red fruit and blood orange. The balance of this wine leans towards the acidic side which will allow it to pair beautifully with a wide range of food and ensures a long life in the bottle.<br/><br/> About The Winery: Heintz Ranch has been owned by the Heintz family for nearly 100 years. Charlies’ grandparents purchased the land in 1912. Over the many decades they grew many crops. In the first years it was chickens, berries, cherries apples and other vegetables.<br/><br/> The Heintz family grew to nine children, which became the labor force. In the early 1900’s the Heintz family planted a few acres of vineyard. Zinfandel grew well here. At Prohibition, the grape vines were removed and replaced with apple orchards. Apples stayed in production here until the Chardonnay vineyard was planted in 1982.<br/><br/> Charlie began farming Heintz Ranch in 1984. He continually strives to learn new techniques, keeping up with the latest tools and innovations.<br/><br/> Our first label became known as “Dutch Bill Creek” in recognition of one of the early settlers of the town of Occidental, CA named William “Dutch Bill” Howard and the creek that was later named after him. The train on our label is representative of the train that used to pass through the center of town.<br/><br/> Our ultra-premium label is “Heintz.” These small-production wines are made from 100% Heintz Ranch fruit.<br/><br/> Because our wines are produced in small quantities, they receive the utmost care and attention, which is reflected in the taste, color and aroma of our wines. Charlie painstakingly manages all aspects of farming the 55 acres of vineyard including operations and personally overseeing the winemaking process of our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and Syrah.<br/><br/> In addition to producing our own wine each year, the remaining Heintz Ranch fruit goes to a few select, high-end wineries in Sonoma and Napa. Charlie prides himself on working closely with each winemaker to deliver quality fruit, consistently, each and every year.<br/><br/> Technical Analysis: <strong>Appellation:</strong> Russian River Valley (100% Heintz Ranch Pinot - 3 clones)<br/><br/> <strong>Bottled:</strong> 8/17/09 - 699 cases<br/><br/> <strong>Alcohol:</strong> 13.8%<br/><br/>
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