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2014 Hartford Court Land's Edge Vineyard Pinot Noir

92 Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2015 -

"The only 2014 tasted was the early-bottled 2014 Pinot Noir Land’s Edge Vineyards, which comes from a vineyard four miles from the Pacific Ocean. Aged in 32% new French oak, the wine displays raspberry and blueberry fruit, damp earth, fresh porcini mushrooms and plenty of minerality. This is a juicy, tightly knit, but concentrated and promising Pinot Noir that has that forward fruit of this vintage well displayed." - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, October 2015

2014 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 

2014: “Outstanding” 90 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2014: “Outstanding” 92 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2013: “Outstanding” 92 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2013: “Outstanding” 90 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2012: “Outstanding” 90+ points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocat
2011: “Outstanding” 92 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
2011: “Outstanding” 90 points The Wine Enthusiast
2010: “Outstanding” 93 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
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: “Outstanding” 93 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2007: “Outstanding” 94 points The Wine Enthusiast
2007: “Outstanding” 91 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 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; 32% new

 Time in oak: 10 months

 Yeast: Uninoculated

 Clones: 667, 777, 115, Pommard, Swan

TA: 6.1 g/L

pH: 3.64

Alcohol: 15.0%

Cases produced: 2,200