2016 Migration Charles Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.5% alc., $55. A cool, high elevation site with Goldridge sandy loam soils. Old clone 4 vines planted in 1982. 75% malolactic fermentation. Aged 10 months in 90% French oak barrels, 35% new and 65% neutral. · Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. The aromas arrive slowly in the glass with air exposure, revealing lemon curd, yellow apple and artichoke. A flashy wine with vivacious flavors of lemon, pineapple and nori. Nicely composed with energetic acidity, folded in oak, and some pleasing aromatic persistence on the finish. Score: 92. Reviewed June 9, 2018

Winery: Migration Wines
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