Hartford Court Russian River Pinot Noir 2018 Rated 95JD

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Jeb Dunnuck Review
Rated 95
Starting with the 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, which comes from multiple sites and was brought up in 27% new French oak, it has a vivid ruby hue to go with classic Russian River notes of mulled cherry and raspberry fruits, cola, spice box, and dried herbs. Medium-bodied, round, and beautifully textured, it's a totally charming, balanced, elegant Pinot Noir that punches way above its weight.

VinoUS Media Review
Rated 91
The 2018 Pinot Noir (Russian River) is a very pretty appellation-level wine in this range. Floral, finely cut and lifted, the 2018 captures all of the energy of the growing season. Crushed red berries and floral notes add energy to this medium-bodied, refreshing Pinot. I can hardly wait to taste the rest of the 2018 Hartford Court Pinots.

Vineyard Character
The 2018 Hartford Court Russian River Valley Pinot Noir comes from a collection of small vineyards located throughout the Russian River Valley AVA. These vineyards are a combination of our Estate properties such as Arrendell, Barbieri, Bellflower, Fog Dance, Hailey's Block, Jennifer's, and MacLean's Block as well as a handful of our neighbors' vineyards located in the heart of the Russian River Valley. The sites express the essence of the Russian River Valley by showcasing the best of the neighborhoods within our AVA:
  • Green Valley - Keen acidity, spice, red fruits, blood orange.
  • Laguna Ridge - Dark berry and cherry aromas and flavors, subtle loamy character.
  • Sebastopol Hills - Dark color, purple flowers, Indian spices and precise mouth feel.
  • Santa Rosa Plains - Deep red and black cherry, fruit focused with supple tannins.
Each neighborhood contributes complexity and character to the final blend.

Wine Tasting Notes
Aromas of black cherry, blueberry, black currant, allspice and loam are followed by flavors of wild raspberries, dark berries and a crushed rock minerality. The dense entry is followed by a sweet and juicy mouth feel, supported by acidity, silky tannins and a subtle earthy finish.

Alcohol 14.5%
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