2018 Banshee Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
This genie in a bottle will bewitch your palate. The Heintz Chardonnay smells just like a freshly blended tropical smoothie of coconut, mango, and papaya with a hint of lime. A soft and creamy texture at first sip leads to flavors of lemon bars, flaky pie crust and kiwi then finishes tart and zesty with a hint of fresh pastry lingering at the end. A truly magical being!
Hand harvested and sorted before being whole cluster pressed. The juice was settled for 18 hours before being barreled down. Primary fermentation completed over 67 days and then completed partial malolactic fermentation over the following 52 days. No lees stirring during elevage. Aging in French oak for 16 months—15% new, 70% second use, 15% neutral. Cavin Aphrodite, François Frères, Damy, and Siruge barrels.
100% Heintz Vineyard, Sonoma Coast