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2009 Littorai Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard

  • 93 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 92 IWC
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SKU: 81050-2009-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (13.7% alcohol; from 26-year-old vines): Bright, pale yellow with a green tinge. Lovely floral lift to the delicate aromas of fresh apricot and white peach. Densely packed, sappy and light on its feet, with a saline quality and lovely cut giving this chardonnay considerable subtlety. Finishes suave and long. These vines are |almost dry-farmed,| noted Ted Lemon.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Serves up a complex range of ripe pear, tangerine, nectarine, cedar, green fig and green apple delivered on a laser beam. Crisp, clean and refreshingly complex, with a finish that sails on and on
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2009 Chardonnay Charles Heintz flows across the palate with sweet apricots, honeysuckle and spices. This decidedly voluptuous Chardonnay impresses for its silkiness and pure, caressing finish, all in the gracious style that is the hallmark of the Littorai wines. The Charles Heintz is one of the more forward of the 2009 Chardonnays and it is probably best enjoyed over the next few years.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Danl
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Edward O88
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2012-2016
    Author: MH
From the Latin for "coasts," the Littorai name is a reminder that wine, "this noblest agricultural product, arises from the weave of place (vineyard), time (vintage), and man." This recognition, combined with Ted Lemon's education and training in winemaking in France, result in highly sought-after California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Lemon's winemaking philosophy is influenced heavily by his time at the Universite de Bourgogne, where he earned a degree in Enology, as well as his apprenticeships at estates such as Domaine Dujac, Roumier, and Bruno Clair. With his wife Heidi, Lemon has produced wines that honestly express exceptional sites on the Sonoma Coast, Russian River, and Anderson Valley since 1993.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 33 bottles owned
  • 15 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 15 collectors)