2013 Hartford Court Fog Dance Vineyard Chardonnay
92-94 Points -
"There are 304 cases of the 2013 Chardonnay Fog Dance Vineyard, another Green Valley hillside site just south of the town of Forestville. One-hundred percent barrel-fermented and aged in 29% new French oak, this superb Chardonnay exhibits notes of apple blossoms, lemon oil, white currants, quince and hints of tangerines and orange marmalade. The vintage’s sensational acidity and delineation come through in this full-bodied, super-concentrated 2013." - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, October 2015
The 2013 Fog Dance displays bright aromas of lemon and lime oil, tangerine and orange blossom. The flavors of mandarin orange, green apple and preserved lemon meld together with a mineral-driven finish, reflecting its cool Green Valley terroir.
Vineyard & Vintage Character
The 2013 vintage was another beautiful growing season that produced very concentrated wines in the Green Valley of Russian River Valley. The Fog Dance Vineyard Chardonnay is sourced from our estate-owned, organically farmed vineyard located in the Green Valley of Russian River Valley AVA. This stunningly beautiful vineyard was planted in 1998 using Dijon Chardonnay clone 96 and ENTAV 809 and is planted upon the locally famous Goldridge fine sandy loam soil (sometimes referred to as ‘moon dust’ due to its ultra-fine and almost ‘fluffy’ texture).
The 2013 Fog Dance Vineyard Chardonnay 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 fresh fruit brightness and amazing transparency along with a refined and mineral-driven texture. It is one of our small production single vineyard designated wines.
Oak: 100% French oak, 27% new
Time in oak: 17 months
Cases produced: 321
Unfined and unfiltered