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Hartford Hartford Vineyard Zinfandel 2001

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Winemaker Notes

The 2001 Hartford Vineyard Zinfandel has knockout aromas reminiscent of a veritable box of chocolates with caramel, coffee, mocha and raspberry aromas complemented by flavors of blackberry jam mingled with chocolate covered berries. Well integrated tannins juxtapose exceptional viscosity and a very opulent texture.

Don Hartford tends this 90-year old vineyard located on approximately seven acres along Wood Road in the Russian River appellation of Sonoma County. The vineyard is head-pruned and produces low annual yields of roughly 1.5 tons an acre (Some vines producing only several clusters of intensely flavored grapes a year). The signature of this unique terroir is an intense sweet blackberry aroma and a supple texture.

Wood Road has well-draining, low fertility, sandy loam soils about two to three feet in depth over deeper layers of compacted sandy loam of about four to six inches. Because the Italian immigrants who planted the Wood Road Vineyard in the early 1900s wanted to ensure long vine life and moisture for their dry-farmed vines, they placed a blasting cap where each vine was to be planted and blasted through the compacted layer. Today we continue to enjoy the fruits of their ingenuity and celebrate the legacy of ‘dynamite' Zinfandels.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
From proprietor Don Hartford’s 90-year old vineyard, the 2001 Zinfandel Hartford Vineyard (300 cases; 16.5% alcohol) is a pedal-to-the-metal effort with a dense purple color as well as a sumptuous perfume of blackberries, boysenberries, and smoke. Full-bodied and viscous, but not over the top, this extraordinary expression of Zinfandel is one of the vintage’s superstars.
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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.

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