Isobel has great poise and breezy freshness and really dances on the palate – it’s quite seductive. Longtime customers will recognize the strong sense of Heintz Vineyard complexity on offer, especially in the fine interplay between ripe fruit and site-driven aromas and flavors. Brilliant pale gold color. Intriguing mix of savory and sweet aromas: pear, fennel, cut grass, crisp apple,
lemongrass, quince, complex herbal notes. Generous palate entry, but quite delicate, round and mellow. Tangerine, lemon and almond. Lovely progression along the palate, subtle richness, but always vibrant pinpoint
acidity. Complex truffle/hazelnut finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 92
"The 2010 Chardonnay Isobel Charles Heintz Vineyard is racy, elegant and perfumed. The long growing season yielded a focused wine that nicely balances richness and minerality. Hints of dried apricots, pears, light floral honey and herbs add complexity in the bright, focused finish. Here, too, there is a touch of botrytis that adds complexity."