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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Hartford Court Velvet Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir 2001
Hartford Court Velvet Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir 2001
(search item no. 76375)

PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This alluring and hedonistic wine has amazing fruit extraction and purity of focus. Vibrant fruit aromas of grenadine, red cherry and raspberry soufflé harmonize with lilac and cinnamon stick notes. The captivating aromas lead into equally vibrant flavors of cherry, raspberry and gingerbread. Explosively rich and sensuously elegant, this charismatic wine drinks beautifully upon release but will continue to improve for 3 to 5 years.
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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.