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2013 Hartford Court Seascape Vineyard Chardonnay

92-94 Points -

"­The 2013 Seascape Vineyard Chardonnay is quite a bit richer and oilier than the Jennifer's. Mango, pineapple, spices, butter and French oak blossom in a wine that captures a striking interplay of intense fruit allied to bright, piercing acidity. Th­is is another impeccable, absolutely beautiful Chardonnay from Hartford Court."
—Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2015

$70 QTY

Tasting Notes 

The Seascape Vineyard Chardonnay shows keen acidity with Meyer lemon and exotic floral aromas backed by subtle sea salt nuances. These complex aromatics are complemented by mandarin orange and key lime flavors, with a lingering finish of green apple and underlying mineral flavors. This amazing wine is truly a unique expression of terroir along the western edge of Sonoma County.
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2015

Historic Acclaim 

2013 "Outstanding" 90-92 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2013 "Outstanding" 92-94 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2012 "Outstanding" 92 points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar
2012 "Outstanding" 95-97 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2012 "Outstanding" 91-93 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2011 "Outstanding" 93-94 points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar
2011 "Outstanding" 94 points The Wine Enthusiast
2009 "Outstanding" 92 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2009 "Outstanding" 93 points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar
2008 "Outstanding" 93 points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar
2007 "Outstanding" 93+ points Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate
2007 "Outstanding" 94 points The Wine Enthusiast
2007 "Outstanding" 92 points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar
2006 "Outstanding" 92 points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar
2005 "Outstanding" 92 points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar
2005 "Outstanding" 93 points The Wine Enthusiast
2004 "Outstanding" 91+ points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar
2004 "Outstanding" 93 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

Vineyard & Vintage Character 

Seascape Vineyard is a six-acre site on a scenic ridgetop, located west of the town of Occidental, in the Sonoma Coast AVA. The vineyard abuts an old redwood grove and faces cascading ridges to Bodega Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The well-known Coastlands Vineyard also borders the property. Because there is no ridge between the ocean and the vineyard, Seascape is in an extremely cold spot – so cold that Chardonnay is often picked in November. The vineyard is cropped to about two tons per acre to ensure thorough ripening. Although a challenging spot to farm, the reward at Seascape is Chardonnay grapes brimming with personality and a very distinctive terroir.

Wine Details 

Wine Statistics

Oak: 100% French oak; 32 % new

 Time in oak: 16 months

 Alcohol: 14.2 %

 TA: 6.1 g / L

 pH: 3.47

 Cases produced: 346

 No fining or filtration