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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Hartford Court Lands Edge Pinot Noir 2005
Hartford Court Lands Edge Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 89240)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 26 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

Balanced acidity, layers of complexity and firm tannins will allow for long and graceful aging of this highly expressive, inaugural vintage of Land's Edge Vineyards Pinot Noir.

Complex aromas of ripe cherries, violets and cedar are followed by flavors of perfectly ripe, firm black cherries, mixed red and black berries. Allspice and coffee notes complement a long, multi-faceted finish in this exciting, new Hartford Court Pinot Noir.

"Dry, crisp and delicate, the wine has a silky voluptuousness that makes it irresistable, with pie-filling cherry and black raspberry flavors finished with Asian spice. New French oak adds toast and vanilla sweetness. It's expensive, but still a bargain."
-Wine Enthusiast

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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.