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Chardonnay

96 Points

The 2015 Four Hearts Chardonnay Vineyard is largely from three clones- the old Wente clone of Chardonnay, the Sees and Rued selections. This wine displays plenty of wet gravel and crushed rock along with pineapple, white peach and marmalade. It is a deep, precise, exuberant concentrated wine to drink over the next 7 to 10 years. 

 

$50 QTY
95 Points

"The 2013 Chardonnay Stone Côte Vineyard is fashioned from a specific block of vines that Don Hartford farms in the well-known Durell Vineyard. Fermented with indigenous yeast, it exhibits lots of white peach, orange blossom, pear and honeysuckle notes in its medium to full-bodied, gorgeously textured personality. With terrific acidity as well as focus, it should drink well for 10+ years."
—Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2014

$65 QTY
92-94 Points

From the Sonoma Coast, the 2013 Chardonnay Far Coast Vineyard (396 cases) emerges from a mountain ridge north of Fort Ross. This cuvée sees about 35% new French oak, and the 2013 clearly shows the tropical fruit side of Chardonnay with lots of pineapple, mango and candied tangerine-like notes. Full-bodied with fabulous fruit intensity as well as purity, super focus, and an underlying liquid minerality that gives it an extra-special character, it should drink well for 10 years.
—Robert Parker, December 2014

$65 QTY
92-94 Points
 

There are 304 cases of the 2013 Chardonnay Fog Dance Vineyard, another Green Valley hillside site just south of the town of Forestville. One-hundred percent barrel-fermented and aged in 29% new French oak, this superb Chardonnay exhibits notes of apple blossoms, lemon oil, white currants, quince and hints of tangerines and orange marmalade. The vintage’s sensational acidity and delineation come through in this full-bodied, super-concentrated 2013.
-Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2015

$65 QTY
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
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's The Wine Advocate, December 2014

$65 QTY
91-93 Points

"Jennifer's Pineapple, mint, butter, orange blossom and wild flowers are some of the signatures in the 2013 Jennifer's Chardonnay. Th­is silky, perfumed Chardonnay should drink well for a number of years. Th­e Jennifer's is one of the more overt, racy wines in this range, with flavors that tend towards the more tropical end of the spectrum, which is quite unusual considering the cool micro-climate in this part of the Petaluma Gap."
—Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2015

$65 QTY

True to its Carneros roots, the 2013 Sevens Bench Chardonnay carries the hallmark of the region – fruit intensity balanced by good acidity. The aromas are driven by classic lemon drop, Meyer lemon and a sweet tangerine character. That fruit style follows in the flavors, with the citrus focus carrying through with candied lemon drop balanced by the nice acidity and mineral characters inherent to the region and the clonal selections. Barrel fermentation characters are in the background, adding more complexity to this elegant wine.

$65 QTY