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
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.
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.
Oak: 100% French oak, 30% new
Time in oak: 17 months
Cases produced: 327
No fining or filtration