Four Hearts Vineyards
Our family of four makes Four Hearts Vineyards Chardonnay almost exclusively from Tom Dehlinger’s Vineyard on Laguna Ridge in the Russian River Valley. The vineyard is planted to heirloom clones of Chardonnay and is one of the oldest plantings of Chardonnay in the Russian River – over 40 years old. In some years a small percent of grapes from the Middle Reach region of the Russian River are used in the blend to add a nuanced floral aromatic complexity.
Wines From This Vineyard
The 2015 Four Hearts Chardonnay Vineyard is largely from three clones- the old Wente clone of Chardonnay, the Sees and Rued selections. This wine displays plenty of wet gravel and crushed rock along with pineapple, white peach and marmalade. It is a deep, precise, exuberant concentrated wine to drink over the next 7 to 10 years. - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, October 2016