2016 Hartford Court Far Coast Pinot Noir
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"Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2016 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Far Coast Vineyard reveals a beautifully fruity nose of warm raspberries, preserved cherries and mulberries with hints of red roses, underbrush, wild blueberries and cast iron pan with a touch of truffles. Medium-bodied with a solid frame of very fine-grained tannins, the palate delivers vibrant red and blue fruit layers and a long, perfumed finish."- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2018
Far Coast Vineyard consistently produces one of our boldest Pinot Noir offerings. The 2016 follows suit 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.
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.
Oak: 100% French oak, 37% new
Time in oak: 17 months
TA: 5.6 g/L
Cases produced: 327
Unfined and unfiltered