Migration (Duckhorn) Chardonnay "Charles Heintz Vineyard" 2013 (Sonoma Coast, California)

(Duckhorn) Chardonnay "Charles Heintz Vineyard" 2013
(Sonoma Coast, California)

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Notes from the Winemaker:
This is a gorgeous and elegantly layered wine with aromas of lemon custard, pear and honeysuckle, as well as background notes of wet stone and toasty oak. While the palate is lush and full, brilliant acidity adds poise and definition to flavors of stone fruit, custard, candied citrus rind and subtle hazelnut.

About the Wine
Migration is dedicated to crafting Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the finest cool-climate winegrowing regions to create wines that highlight lush fruit, bright acidity and impeccably balanced oak. Since being planted in 1982, Charles Heintz Vineyard in Green Valley has emerged as a legendary site for world-class Chardonnay. Located atop the second ridge inland from the Pacific at an elevation of 900 feet, Heintz is a warmer vineyard in a very cool winegrowing region. This unique combination creates a gracefully balanced wine that combines the richness and intensity of perfectly ripened old vine fruit with the structure and acidity of great Sonoma Coast winegrowing.

Production Notes
Varietal Content 100% Chardonnay Cooperage 90% Barrel Fermentation 100% French Oak 35% New Oak, 55% Second Vintage, 10% Stainless Steel Aging: 10 Months

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points & Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Bright and balanced, this is a fine wine from an exceptional vineyard site that coaxes a lovely combination of elegance and complexity from the grapes. Opulent on the nose in caramel and quince, it's layered and lengthy, even viscous toward the finish, ending with depth and a touch of vanilla. Drink now through 2021." - Virginie Boone (2/1/2016)

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"An impressive version, featuring a vibrant core of citrus-infused fruit, with tangerine, nectarine, lime, green apple and white peach flavors. Maintains a clean, refreshing profile. Drink now. 587 cases made." – JL (Jul 31, 2015)