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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Hartford Court Four Hearts Chardonnay 2011
Hartford Court Four Hearts Chardonnay 2011
(search item no. 121961)
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This delicious Russian River Valley Chardonnay displays yellow apple, peach blossom, tangerine and crystallized ginger. Fresh flavors of Gravenstein apple and citrus are intertwined with layers of spice. A rich and weighty mid-palate is followed by a very long exotic, mineral infused finish.
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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.