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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Hartford Court Far Coast Pinot Noir 2009
Hartford Court Far Coast Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 114864)
boutique wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $72.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense dark cherry, pomegranate and cola aromas complement dark cherry and juicy blackberry flavors in this single vineyard "true coastal" gem. Mineral, coffee, cola and Asian spice nuances lead to fine grained and silky tannins on the finish. This is a great example of true Sonoma Coast ridge-top terroir.
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About Hartford Court:

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 locations of the Hartford family's vineyard sources, the limited production of their bottlings and the varietals they use. "Character through adversity" is an expression that the Hartford family believes to apply to both people and grapevines, and they feel that surviving adversity builds character, and personality, in both.

The Hartford Family makes wines under two marks, one of which is Hartford Court. Hartford Court bottlings are small lots of high-personality single vineyard Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that express the distinctive qualities inherent in each vineyard's terroir - the interplay of soil, slope, exposure and climate. The fruit is sourced from the Russian River Valley, Green Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations.