Hartford Court Russian River Chardonnay 2010

Chardonnay from Russian River, California

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Item No. 116003
  • WS88
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The wine is elegant. It leads with aromas of honeysuckle, orange blossom and faint notes of lemon meringue pie. Its mid-palate is rich but well defined by signature Russian River acidity. Flavors in the mouth include apple, baked pear, lemon drop candy – and crystallized ginger which drives the wine's long finish. Vineyards from the Middle Reach provide the wine's floral nose. Green Valley brings citrus, nice acidity, lemon drop candy and Gravenstein apple flavors, and the Laguna Ridge the flavors of baked pear and crystallized ginger.

Critical Acclaim

"Smooth and easy-drinking, with fleshy peach and baked apple notes. Lightly oaked, turning simpler on the finish."
88 Points

Learn About Hartford Court Map ItMap It

Hartford Family Winery was founded in 1993 as a result of Don and Jennifer Hartford's appreciation for the wines, the people, and the unique vineyards near their Russian River Valley home. Located in the Sonoma County town of Forestville, the winery is about 15 miles from the cool Pacific Coast. Making delicious wines of high personality is directly related to the difficult...

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Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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