Salinia Chardonnay Heintz Vineyard Sonoma County 2008 Salinia Chardonnay Heintz Vineyard Sonoma County 2008 Salinia Chardonnay Heintz Vineyard Sonoma County 2008 Print Sheet

Specifications
Winery Salinia Wine Company
VarietiesChardonnay
Farming Practicespracticing organic
Soilsgoldridge
Harvest Techniqueby hand
Year Vines Were Plantedcirca 1984
Yeastnative
Fermentationwhole cluster pressed and transferred immediately into neutral French oak, no additions or stirring
Maturation22 months in neutral French Oak
Sulfursmall amount at bottling
Filternone
Finingnone
Alcohol14.20%
Item NoT08103-08
Size750ML
Bottle Case12
Country United States
Region California
Sub-region Sonoma
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Salinia Chardonnay Heintz Vineyard Sonoma County 2008 Salinia Chardonnay Heintz Vineyard Sonoma County 2008
Story

The Heintz ranch sits on a bench above the town of Occidental. Protected by the winds and influenced by the gentle fog settling into the Valley. The 2008 Heintz Chardonnay was immune to the smoke damage incurred by many of the vineyards just North of the Ranch. Kevin was able to pick at mature ripeness and the property was blessed with lower temperatures at the end of verasion. Hientz is also the last vineyard to be picked by Salinia.  A throw back version of Syrah and Chardonnay. No additions were made to this wine with the exception of sulfur immediately before bottling. The fruit was gently whole cluster pressed and transferred to three neutral French oak barrels. No settling or sulfur additions were done prior to the fermentations. With no stirring, the wine was allowed to ferment naturally and without influence.