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2014 Hartford Court Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir

96 Points -

What is usually their finest Pinot Noir hails from Hartford’s oldest vines, planted with the Martini clone in 1975. The 2014 Pinot Noir Arrendell Vineyard is often not picked until after Halloween, as it is one of the coldest vineyards in the Russian River Valley. Its spicy, complex notes of allspice, sassafras, sweet black cherries and Asian plum sauce are exotic, fragrant and intense.  The superb fragrance is matched by an exotic, silky, fleshy wine with dark berries (especially ripe raspberries and black cherries), soft tannins, and full body. This is a head-turning “wow” Pinot Noir to drink over the next decade. - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate,  October 2016

Hartford Court Arrendell Pinot Noir

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Tasting Notes 

The 2014 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir is a deep, ruby-colored wine with complex aromas of blackcurrants, black cherries, forest floor and violets are interlaced with a savory grilled herb nuance. Black cherries and kirsch flavors complement silky tannins and a multi-layered mouthfeel. The lingering and nuanced finish is a hallmark of all bottlings from this amazing vineyard site.

Historic Acclaim 

2014 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir: 96/100 'Outstanding' The Wine Advocate.
2013 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir: 97/100 'Outstanding' The Wine Advocate.
2013 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir: 92-94/100 'Outstanding', Vinous / IWC.
2012 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir: 97/100 'Outstanding' The Wine Advocate.
2011 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir: 92-93/100 'Outstanding', International Wine Cellar.
2010 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir: 92-93/100 'Outstanding', International Wine Cellar.
2009 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir: 94/100 'Outstanding', International Wine Cellar.
2009 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir: 92/100 'Outstanding' The Wine Advocate.
2008 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir: 95/100 'Outstanding' The Wine Advocate.
2007 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir: 95/100 'Outstanding' The Wine Advocate.
2006 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir: 91+/100 'Outstanding', International Wine Cellar.
2005 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir: 93/100 'Outstanding', The Wine Advocate.
2004 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir: 90+/100 'Outstanding', International Wine Cellar.
2003 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir: 91/100 'Outstanding', The Wine Advocate.
2002 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir: 96/100 'Extraordinary', The Wine Advocate.

Vineyard & Vintage Character 

Arrendell Vineyard sits in arguably the coldest spot in the Green Valley of the Russian River Valley AVA. Each year this old-vine Pinot Noir vineyard, which was planted in 1975, struggles to ripen the one ton/acre crop of old heirloom Pinot Noir selections by Halloween. The cold meso-climate that results from cool air settling in this low-lying vineyard preserves natural acidity in the grapes and helps preserve the purity expression of the unique, ultra complex terroir in this wine. Natural acidity and density of distinct flavors that result from these adverse conditions also heightens the potential for extended aging of Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir bottlings.

Wine Details 

Oak: 100% French oak; 42 % new.

Time in oak: 16 months
Alcohol: 14.9 %

TA: 5.9 g / L

pH: 3.55
Cases produced: 233
No fining or filtration

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