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2015 Hartford Court Far Coast Pinot Noir

97 Points

"Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Far Coast Vineyard offers up the most incredibly perfumed nose of red and purple flowers over a core of kirsch, cinnamon stick, red currant jelly and pomegranate with a waft of black tea. Medium to full-bodied and built like a brick house, it has an incredible texture of very firm, very fine-grained tannins and electric freshness, finishing very long and very layered. Still very young, give it a year or two and drink it over the next 15-20+ years. Totally worth finding for Pinot lovers! 385 cases produced."- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate, December 2017


Tasting Notes 

Far Coast Vineyard consistently produces one of our boldest Pinot Noir offerings. The 2015 is no exception, with intense cherry cola, blackberry and cocoa aromas. The subtle earth and underbrush characters carry into the flavors along with Asian spice and a broad, lush texture followed by black cherry and blackberry fruits. The persistent finish is distinctly Far Coast.

Historic Acclaim 

2014 "Outstanding" 94 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2016
2014 "Outstanding" 90-93 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2016
2013 "Outstanding" 93 Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2015
2013 "Outstanding" 91-93 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2015
2012 "Outstanding" 90+ Points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 2014
2012 "Extraordinary" 96 Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2014
2011 "Outstanding" 91 Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2013
2011 "Outstanding" 93 Points Wine Enthusiast
2011 "Outstanding" 91 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2014
2010 "Outstanding" 92 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2013
2009 "Outstanding" 92 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2011
2007 "Outstanding" 93 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, February 2010
2007 "Outstanding" 93 Points Wine Enthusiast

Vineyard & Vintage Character 

Our Far Coast Vineyard is a cool site surrounded by redwood forests, located almost two hours north of the Russian River on a Sonoma Coast mountain ridge. It is an area that some call the “True Sonoma Coast.” Others would simply describe the distant vineyard site as “the middle of nowhere.” Far Coast Vineyard sits just south of the town of Annapolis at 600-1000 feet above sea level. The Goldridge soils at this ridgetop site are well-drained and help to contribute to the sense of minerality and focus in this rare single vineyard Pinot Noir.

Wine Details 

Oak: 100% French oak, 35% new

Time in oak: 17 months

Yeast: Native

TA: 5.9 g/L

pH: 3.59

Alcohol: 15.1%

Cases produced: 385

Unfined and unfiltered