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2016 Hartford Court Three Jacks Vineyard Chardonnay

94 Points -

"The 2016 Hartford Court Chardonnay Three Jacks Vineyard gives up beautiful lemon curd, peach preserves and guava scents with suggestions of pineapple, allspice and brioche.  Full-bodied, rich and seductive, it delivers mouth-filling stone fruit layers with a satiny texture and a long ginger-laced finish." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2018

$65 QTY

Tasting Notes 

The Three Jacks Vineyard Chardonnay exhibits aromas of lemon curd, orange marmalade and brioche, with juicy flavors of pear, candied citrus peel, chamomile and a rich, mineral driven texture. The wine is full-bodied, weighty and rich yet remarkably agile on its feet because of firm underlying acidity.

Historic Acclaim 

2016: "Outstanding" 94 Points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2018
2015: "Outstanding" Three Jacks Chardonnay, 96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, June 2018
2015: "Outstanding" Three Jacks Chardonnay, 94 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2018
2014: "Outstanding" 92 Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2015
2013: "Outstanding" Three Jacks Chardonnay 92 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2012: "Outstanding" Three Jacks Chardonnay 90 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
2004: "Outstanding" Three Jacks Chardonnay 94 points The Wine Enthusiast
2003: "Extraordinary" Three Jacks Chardonnay 96 points ‘Extraordinary’ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2002: "Outstanding" Three Jacks Chardonnay 93 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2002: "Outstanding" Three Jacks Chardonnay 91 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
2001: "Extraordinary" Three Jacks Chardonnay 95 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

Vineyard & Vintage Character 

Three Jacks Vineyard is a small vineyard in the heart of the Green Valley of Russian River Valley AVA farmed by the Dutton family. Hartford Family WInery has a long history with this vineyard; we bottled it as a designated vineyard wine from 1999 through 2004, and are delighted to once again be working with this fruit, starting with the 2012 vintage.

 The vineyard is located on Graton Road next to the Dutton Shop, and is known to most as "Triple JS" – the name derived from the partnership of the owners – Joe, Juan, Jose and Steve. It was planted in 1995 to 4 clonal selections: old Wente, Rued, Dijon 95 and Clone 15. The name Three Jacks was coined in a barrel tasting with the 1999 vintage and has stuck ever since.

 

Wine Details 

Oak: 100% French oak, 30% new
Time in oak: 17 months
Alcohol: 14.6%
TA: 5.53g/L
pH: 3.77
Cases produced: 327
No fining or filtration