Baton 2006 Chardonnay

Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast AVA
91 Points — Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Gold Medal — Sonoma Harvest Festival
Heintz Vineyard and Winery
100% Chardonnay
Cases Produced
Sweetness Level
Diet Friendly
Low Sugar, Low Carb, Paleo, Keto, Raw

Baton’s 2006 Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay hails from what Robert Parker calls “one of the great gran cru Chardonnay sites in California.” The old vines, planted 30+ years ago, sit at nearly 1,000 feet above sea level just a few miles inland from the rugged Sonoma Coast. The site receives a combination of sunshine and cool ocean air that lengthens the growing season and provides ideal conditions for the grapes to develop rich, complex flavors while retaining a wonderful natural acidity. By employing the ‘old world’ winemaking practice of ‘Batonage’ to stir the wine by hand in each barrel for nine months, the winemaker was able to keep an intimate, ongoing knowledge of how the Chardonnay was evolving which helped him craft this exceptional wine.

The 2006 Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay was awarded 91 Points by Robert Parker, and it received a Gold Medal at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Aromas of vanilla, apple crisp, and honeyed-pineapple create an alluring, vibrant energy and notes of marmalade, lemon oil, mangos and hazelnuts craft a beautiful profile of irresistible flavors on the palate. Try pairing with grilled chicken, salmon, calamari, or lobster.

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