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2015 Hartford Court Seascape Vineyard Chardonnay

99 POINTS

"Another huge, yet elegant Chardonnay, the 2015 Chardonnay Seascape Vineyard boasts a deeper gold color to go with a powerful, deep bouquet of buttered citrus, tangerine, baking spice, and awesome salty minerality. With full-bodied richness, a layered, seamless, incredibly pure and precise texture, and a huge finish, this is another incredible Chardonnay from this team. The Seascape Vineyard is located on a panoramic ridge-top west of the town of Occidental facing Bodega Bay and the Pacific Ocean, and this 2015 was barrel fermented and aged 16 months in 42% new French oak." - Jeb Dunnuck, June 2018

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Tasting Notes 

The Seascape Vineyard Chardonnay shows keen acidity with Meyer lemon and exotic floral aromas backed by subtle saline nuances.  These complex aromatics are complemented by chamomile, Mandarin orange and key lime flavors, with a lingering finish of green apple and underlying mineral flavors - a truly unique expression of terroir along the western edge of Sonoma County.

Historic Acclaim 

2015 "Outstanding" 95 points, Wine Enthusiast, June 2018
2015 "Extraordinary" 96 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, April 2017
2014: "Outstanding" 90-93 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2016
2014: "Outstanding" 90-92 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2015
2013 "Outstanding" 90-92 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2014
2013 "Outstanding" 92-94 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2016
2012 "Outstanding" 92 points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar, May 2014
2012 "Outstanding" 95-97 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2013
2012 "Outstanding" 91-93 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2014
2011 "Outstanding" 93-94 points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar, May 2013
2011 "Outstanding" 94 points The Wine Enthusiast
2009 "Outstanding" 92 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2011
2009 "Outstanding" 93 points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar, May 2011
2008 "Outstanding" 93 points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar, May 2010
2007 "Outstanding" 93+ points Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate, February 2010
2007 "Outstanding" 94 points Wine Enthusiast
2007 "Outstanding" 92 points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar, May 2009
2006 "Outstanding" 92 points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar, May 2008
2005 "Outstanding" 93 points Wine Enthusiast
2004 "Outstanding" 93 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2016

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 looks down upon 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, and Chardonnay is often picked in November - unusual to say the least. 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; 42% new

 Time in oak: 16 months

 Alcohol: 14.1 %

 TA: 6.4 g / L

 pH: 3.44

 Cases produced: 221

 No fining or filtration

 

 

 

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