2014 Hartford Court Fog Dance Pinot Noir
93 Points -
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2016
The 2014 Pinot Noir Fog Dance Vineyard comes from Dijon clones 115,667 and 777 grown in a another cold, windy area in the Green Valley, south of the old hippie town of Forestville. Soft, spicy, tart red cherries in addition to some plum, Asian spice, and forest floor are all present in this luscious, sexy, complex wine that offers up loads of fragrance, medium to full body and a heady finish. Drink it over the next 7-10 years.
Exuberant aromas of berries, black cherry and exotic spice aromatics are supported by bright flavors of red and black cherry, blood orange and soy. Velvety, fine grained tannins complement a long finish with subtle clove and citrus nuances.
Vineyard & Vintage Character
The 2014 vintage has given us wines that showcase the best that the Russian River AVA has to offer: fruit intensity, structure and
balanced acidity. The Fog Dance Pinot Noir is from our organically farmed, estate owned Pinot Noir vineyard on the rolling hills
located just to the east of Green Valley Creek. This gorgeous vineyard was planted in 1996 upon Goldridge fine sandy loam soils to
several Dijon clones: 667, 777 and 115. The Fog Dance Vineyard, Green Valley Pinot Noir bottling is named for the dance performed by
the Pacific fog, driing through the vineyards and back again to the sea each day. This wine reflects its cool Green Valley terroir,
showing the brightness and purity of cherry, berry and cranberry flavors along with an elegant and refined texture.
Oak: 100% French oak, 36% new
Time in oak: 18 months
Cases produced: 292
Unfined and unfiltered