Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hartford Court

Fantastic new releases from Hartford Court
As always Hartford Court delivers the goods. These are some of the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay California (and Oregon) have to offer.

2016 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Arrendell Vineyard...$91.99
Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Arrendell Vineyard is a little youthfully mute to begin, opening out to display gorgeous rose hip tea, kirsch and warm cranberries with hints of dried thyme, black soil and tree bark plus a hint of fungi. The medium to full-bodied palate completely coats the mouth with earth-laced red berry and kirsch notions, framed by very firm, very fine-grained tannins and great freshness, finishing very long with a compelling herbal lift.
Rated 97+/100 Jeb Dunnuck

Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate

2016 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Warrior Princess...$66.99
Coming from the Eola-Amity Hills region of Oregon, the 2016 Pinot Noir Warrior Princess is world class all the way, and I’d put this up against any Pinot Noir out there. Medium ruby-colored with a beautiful perfume of black cherries, blackberries, violets, wood smoke, and earth, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, incredible balance, subtle background oak, and a great, great finish. This is a complete, beautiful Pinot Noir that will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and cruise for a decade. Unfortunately, there are only 352 cases produced.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2015 Hartford Court Three Jacks Chardonnay....$61.99

From the Green Valley portion of the Russian River Valley, the 2015 Chardonnay Three Jacks Vineyard was barrel fermented and aged in a mix of new and used French oak. Mango, Meyer lemon, ripe pineapple, and hints of toast all emerge from this seriously rich, concentrated, unctuous effort. A blend of four different clones, it's a full-bodied Chardonnay that has moderate acidity, yet still stays pure, elegant, and clean, with a killer finish.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck

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