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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Hartford Court Russian River Chardonnay 2010
Hartford Court Russian River Chardonnay 2010
(search item no. 116003)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $29.99

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.
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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.