Von Holt Wines
Region: Sonoma County, CA
For over 100 years the Heintz family has been growing some of the best cool-climate Chardonnay grapes in California. The 2015 proved to be quite a solid vintage, leading to wines of elegance and refinement. A brilliant, shimmering light to medium yellow in color, Von Holt’s 2015 Chardonnay is far from the rich, oaky style often found in California. Aromatics of tart pineapple, fresh crisp Granny Smith apple, white peach and Meyer lemon are complimented by soft notes of vanilla and light caramel as the wine evolves in the glass. The medium-bodied palate is textured and balanced, with a welcoming acidity that is perfectly integrated with the refreshing citrus and apple fruit notes. Its clean, lingering finish was the perfect compliment to my dinner pairing of grilled halibut and sauteed spinach.
RegionHeintz Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, CA
AgeabilityShould drink beautifully now through the next 5-6 years
- Aged in 25% new French Oak (Seguin Moreau) for 10 months
- 2015 vintage was an excellent vintage for Von Holt's cool climate Chardonnay
93 points, Wine Enthusiast