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2015 Hartford Court Velvet Sisters Vineyards Pinot Noir

96 Points -

"Coming from a site on the northern end of Anderson Valley, the 2015 Pinot Noir Velvet Sisters (from a mix of Dijon clones) was completely destemmed and spent 16 months in just under 30% new French oak. It has a rich, broad, expansive blue-fruited bouquet of spiced plums, blueberries, vanilla, and dried flowers. One of the richer, more full-bodied, opulent and sexy wines in the lineup, it’s ideal for drinking over the coming decade." - Jeb Dunnuck, June 2018

 

$70 QTY

Tasting Notes 

This alluring and hedonistic wine has amazing extract and purity of fruit focus.  Vibrant fruit aromas of black cherry, blueberry, anise and violets harmonize with subtle cinnamon stick notes.  The captivating aromas lead into equally vibrant flavors of berries and allspice in this sensuously elegant Pinot Noir.

Historic Acclaim 

2014: “Outstanding” 91 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2014 "Very Highly Recommended" 92 Points, CA Grapevine
2013: “Outstanding” 92-94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2013: “Extraordinary” 96 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2012: “Outstanding” 90 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2012: “Outstanding” 91 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
2011: “Outstanding” 90 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2011: “Outstanding” 92-93 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
2011: “Outstanding” 91 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2010: “Outstanding” 91-92 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
2010: “Outstanding” 91 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2007: “Outstanding” 92 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2006: “Outstanding” 92 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
2005: “Outstanding” 93 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

Vineyard & Vintage Character 

In the Anderson Valley of Mendocino County the local residents speak an obscure dialect of English known as Boontling, developed in the late 1800s. The "Velvet Sisters" are local historical figures who in Boontling lore became known for wearing plush velvet dresses that they had purchased on a trip to British Columbia. We call this wine "Velvet Sisters" in tribute to the Anderson Valley history and the wine's plush velvety texture.

 

The 2015 Velvet Sisters Pinot is sourced from blocks within the Falk vineyard, an estate owned vineyard located in the hills above Anderson Valley. Falk vineyard is planted to Dijon clones 115, 667, 777 and Pommard selections. The character of this carefully harvested Pinot Noir includes lively fruit aromas and a silky texture; exemplary of the best of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir.

Wine Details 

Oak: 100% French oak, 29% new
Time in oak: 17 months
Yeast: Native
Alcohol: 14.2%
TA: 6.2g/L
pH: 3.56
Cases produced: 289
Unfined and unfiltered

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