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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Hartford Court Russian River Pinot Noir 2010
Hartford Court Russian River Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 116004)
boutique wine

Decanter rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $37.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine's nose is elegant and complex with effusive black cherry up-front and underlying notes of violet, pain grillé, cumin and faint notions of freshly plowed earth. Flavors in the mouth are berry, cherry, sweet dried cranberries, clove and allspice. Texturally, the wine is silky with nice acidity and a minerality that drive the wine's finish. Our Green Valley Vineyards provide the wine's complex and effusive fruit and brown spice impressions. The Sebastopol Hills brings keen acidity and minerality and the Laguna Ridge red and dark fruit and the faint notes of cumin and loam.
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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.