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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Hartford Jolene's Vineyard Zinfandel 2005
Hartford Jolene's Vineyard Zinfandel 2005
(search item no. 96866)

PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $48.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This old-vine Zinfandel provides alluring aromas and flavors of ripe black cherries, blackberry and vanilla. Jolene's texture is rich and mouth-filling with supple tannins and a long and lingering finish.

Jolene's Vineyard, located along Wood Road in Sonoma County, takes its name from a merging of the first names of the owners of Maffei Vineyards – Joanne and Arlene. This venerable vineyard joined the Hartford Zinfandel portfolio in 2004 as a single vineyard offering and as an important component of our Russian River Valley Zinfandel old-vine blend. Some blocks within this vineyard are over 105 years old, and it is rare for such an old Russian River Valley Zinfandel vineyard to be planted almost exclusively with Zinfandel selections. Most old-vine Zinfandel vineyards in the area are ‘field' or ‘spice' blends that also include small amounts of Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouchet and red Rhône varietals.

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About Hartford:

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, Hartford Court and Hartford.