Hartford Russian River Old Vine Zinfandel 2018 Rated 93WE
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Wine Enthusiast Review
Rated 93 Points
This appellation wine comes from a blend of five vineyard-designated sites, all old vine, dry farmed and low yielding. Velvety and expansive on the palate, it has broad appeal in its rich density of cherry, strawberry and fleshy texture. Supple tannins and integrated oak allow a finishing touch of white pepper.
Wine Tasting Notes
The Hartford Russian River Valley Zinfandel is a wine with beautiful depth of flavor and intensity. The aromas of fresh blackberry, blueberry and black cherry are balanced with hints of cracked pepper and allspice. Blackberry, nutmeg and mocha flavors lead into an intense, elegant and silky finish.
About Hartford Family Wines
Hartford Family Winery was founded in 1994 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 our vineyard sources, the limited production of our bottlings and the varietals we use. “Character through adversity” is an expression that we believe applies to people and grapevines and surviving adversity builds character, and personality, in both.
Old Vine Zinfandel
Our 80-100 year old Zinfandel vineyards are irreplaceable treasures. We source our vineyard-designated Russian River Valley Zinfandels (150-500 cases) from some of the oldest Zinfandel vineyards in California. The complexity and depth of flavors from these vineyards produce the most consistently bold and unctuous Zinfandels found anywhere.
Hartford Family Winery's Acclaim
"These are always some of the most exciting as well as diverse offerings in my tastings, and I always walk away shaking my head at just how good they are." - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
"Speaking of Zinfandel, once again, I come away from my tasting at Hartford thinking these are the best wines in the range." – Vinous
"Hartford Court opts to bottle their Zinfandel releases under the straight “Hartford” label. Their classic Highwire Vineyard Zinfandel is up there with some of the greatest examples of the variety, from anywhere!" - Jeb Dunnuck