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2014 Hartford Dina's Vineyard Zinfandel

96 Points -

Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, October 2015
The 2014 Dina’s Vineyard Zinfandel (350 case) displays loads of minerality compared to some of the other ones, with a huge concentration of black fruits, roasted Mediterranean herbs, spice box, licorice and some pepper and meat. This is a powerful, full-throttle Zinfandel to drink over the next 7-8 years.

Hartford Dina's Vineyard Zinfandel bottle shot

$60 QTY

Tasting Notes 

The 2014 Dina’s Vineyard Zinfandel shows deep, dark color along with highly focused ripe blackberry, floral and anise aromas that transition into cocoa, blackberry and blueberry flavors. The big, dense, tannin structure of the wine is balanced by the high fruit intensity and bright acidity making it a wine that shows well today and will age and improve for years to come.

Historic Acclaim 

2014 “Extraordinary” 96 Points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2014 “Outstanding” 92 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2013: "Outstanding" 94 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2012: "Outstanding" 91 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
2012: "Outstanding" 90 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2011: "Outstanding" 93 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2011: "Outstanding" 92 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
2011: "Outstanding" 92 points Wine Enthusiast
2010: "Outstanding" 93+ points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2010: "Outstanding" 91 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
2009: "Outstanding" 94 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2009: "Outstanding" 93 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
2008: "Outstanding" 92 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
2006: "Outstanding" 94 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2004: "Outstanding" 90 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2003: "Outstanding" 93 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

Vineyard & Vintage Character 

Dina's Vineyard was planted by the Arata family more than 100 years ago. Today, only about ten acres of gnarled, dry-farmed vines remain at the original Arata homesite. The vines, predominantly head-trained, are planted on the typical eight-by-eight spacing, originally intended to allow horses to cultivate between the vines in both directions of the vineyard planting. A deep, dark color and dense, broad texture are all typical indicators of Dina's Vineyard terroir.

Wine Details 

Oak: 100% French oak, 45% new
Time in oak: 10 months
Alcohol: 15.7%
TA: 7.0 g/L
pH: 3.60
Cases produced: 350
Unfined and unfiltered