2013 Hartford Court Three Jacks Vineyard Chardonnay
92-94 Points -
"From the Green Valley the 2013 Chardonnay Three Jacks Vineyard sees about 44% new French oak. It reveals terrific fruit, lots of tangerine oil, pear, pineapple, and caramelized citrus, medium to full-body, and tremendous acidity and definition. Drink over the next 7-8 years."
- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, December 2014
The Three Jacks Vineyard Chardonnay shows aromas of preserved lemon and orange marmalade, with juicy flavors of pear, candied citrus peel and a rich, mineral-driven texture. The wine is full-bodied, weighty and rich yet remarkably agile on its feet because of good underlying acidity.
Vineyard & Vintage Character
Three Jacks Vineyard is a small vineyard in the heart of the Green Valley of Russian River Valley AVA. It is farmed by the Dutton family and has a history with Hartford Family Winery, being bottled as a Designated Vineyard wine from 1999 through 2004. We are excited to bring it back into our lineup with this 2012 vintage offering.
The vineyard is located on Graton Road next to the Dutton Shop, and is known to most as Triple JS – the name derived from the partnership of the owners – Joe, Juan, Jose and Steve. It was planted in 1995 to 4 clonal selections: old Wente, Rued, Dijon 95 and Clone 15. The name Three Jacks was coined in a barrel tasting with the 1999 vintage and has stuck ever since.