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2014 Littorai Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard

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SKU: 81050-2014

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    A rich, bold, opulent expression of Sonoma Coast is seen in the 2014 Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard, with gregarious notes of ripe apricots, pineapple and guava over butterscotch, creme brulee and cashews. Light to medium-bodied, the palate is packed with decadent tropical fruit and honeyed toast flavors, with a lively backbone and satiny texture, finishing with satisfying persistence. 380 cases were made.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    Apricot pit, white flowers, mint and lemon confit are given an extra kick of creaminess and palate texture in the 2014 Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard. Soft, open-knit and inviting, the 2014 captures all the signatures of this great site in its palate feel and weight. What a gorgeous wine this is.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 93

    Aromas of flan, sliced dried apple and hot stone. Full body, savory and tangy with a creme brulee and subtle fruit aftertaste. Bigger profile for here. Drink now.
    Author: James Suckling
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  • 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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    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 27 bottles owned
    • 11 collectors