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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Hartford Russian River Zinfandel 2008
Hartford Russian River Zinfandel 2008
(search item no. 109261)
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our old-vine Russian River Valley Zinfandel offers tremendous balance of fruit and elegant tannins. Fruit bowl aromas of blueberry, loganberry, and black raspberry are complemented by flavors of boysenberry, blackberry, and anise. Mocha and allspice flavors add to the complex and elegant mouth feel.
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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.