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2013 Hartford Court Land's Edge Vineyard Pinot Noir

92 Points -

"The 2013 Pinot Noir Land's Edge Vineyards is soft, open and expressive, all of which suggest it is best enjoyed over the next few years. Dark red cherry, plum, spice and a hint of new oak meld together on the supple finish. The Land's Edge is a blend of fruit from Far Coast and Seascape, and is a great introduction to the house style."
—Antonio Galloni, January 2015

2013 Hartford Court Land's Edge Vineyard Pinot Noir

$50 QTY

Tasting Notes 

The nose leads with black cherry and black raspberry, balanced with aromas of crushed quartz and dried rose petal. The layered flavors of dark berries, licorice and dried flowers lead to a mid-palate with elegant and polished texture. The wine ends with a lingering mocha and mineral finish.

Historic Acclaim 

2012: “Outstanding” 90+ points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, February 2013
2011: “Outstanding” 92 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2013
2010: “Outstanding” 91 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2012
2009: “Outstanding” 91 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, February 2012
2009: “Outstanding” 92 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 2011
2007: “Superb” 94 points, Steve Heimoff, The Wine Enthusiast, July 2009
2007: “Outstanding” 93 points, Robert Parker’s, The Wine Advocate, February 2010
2007: “Outstanding” 91 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2009
2006: “Four Star Pinot Noir” Quarterly Review of Wines, Spring 2009
2006: “Five out of Five Star Rating” Decanter Magazine, July 2009

Vineyard & Vintage Character 

Land’s Edge Pinot Noir is sourced from vineyards located at the ‘Land’s Edge’ of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The vineyards are driven by a maritime influence, producing a small but concentrated crop of Pinot Noir that is harvested in late September through mid-October. The foggy coastal climate preserves natural acidity in the grapes and helps delineate the purity of fruit flavors and expression of the unique coastal terroir in this wine. Balanced acidity, layers of complexity and firm tannins will allow for long and graceful aging of Land’s Edge Vineyards Pinot Noir.

Wine Details 

Oak: 100% French oak; 28% new

 Time in oak: 10 months

 Yeast: Uninoculated

 Clones: 667, 777, 115, Pommard, Swan

 Alcohol: 14.5%

 TA: 5.5g/L

 pH: 3.71

 Cases produced: 2,295