This old-vine Zinfandel provides captivating aromas of raspberry, boysenberry, blackberry and white pepper and anise, complemented by flavors reminiscent of black raspberries, bittersweet chocolate and cinnamon. Stunningly rich and
concentrated, our 2006 Russian River Valley Zinfandel has incredible definition of fruit and sweet luscious tannins.
The Hartford Russian River Valley Zinfandel is a blend of old-vine, dry-farmed and low yielding Zinfandel vineyards from the Russian River Valley. These old vineyards (average vineyard age is about 75+ years) offer an impressive articulation of this idiosyncratic varietal. Zinfandel grown in the Russian River Valley is distinctive due to a cool
maritime influence. Bright, natural acidity and vibrant fruit aromas and flavors are a result of typically cool fog-laden nights and warm days. These dry-farmed vineyards, planted on low-fertility soils consistently produce wines of
exceptional density and legendary extraction. The 2006 Hartford Russian River Valley Zinfandel is a wine with beautiful depth of flavor and intensity. To preserve exotic spice and sweet berry flavors, we use the same gentle handling techniques
for making Zinfandel that we use with Pinot Noir.