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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Hartford Court Lands Edge Pinot Noir 2010
Hartford Court Lands Edge Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 122171)
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 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
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Complex aromas of black cherry and blackberry are balanced with subtle anise and violet nuances. The layered flavors of ripe dark berries and dried flowers transition into hints of black tea and minerals, followed by a lingering silky 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.