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2016 Four Hearts Vineyard Chardonnay

96 Points -

"Already in bottle, the 2016 Hartford Court Chardonnay Four Hearts Vineyard opens with lemon tart, pink grapefruit, pineapple and ripe apple notes with touches of nutmeg and croissant.  Medium to full-bodied, rich and with a pleasantly oily texture, it delivers ripe tropical fruit flavors and a long, creamy finish." -  Lisa Perotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate, December 2017

 

$50 QTY

Tasting Notes 

This highly textured wine displays aromas of yellow apple, honeysuckle and tangerine skin.  Fresh flavors of Granny Smith apple and Meyer lemon are intertwined with layers of spice and crystallized ginger. A rich and weighty mid-palate is followed by a very long exotic, mineral-infused finish.

Historic Acclaim 

2016 Four Hearts Chardonnay: 96 points 'Outstanding', The Wine Advocate
2015 Four Hearts Chardonnay: 96 points ‘Outstanding’, The Wine Advocate.
2014 Four Hearts Chardonnay: 96 points ‘Outstanding’, The Wine Advocate.
2013 Four Hearts Chardonnay: 93 points ‘Outstanding’, The Wine Advocate.
2012 Four Hearts Chardonnay: 91-93 points ‘Outstanding’, The Wine Advocate.
2012 Four Hearts Chardonnay: 92 points ‘Outstanding’, International Wine Cellar
2011 Four Hearts Chardonnay: 94/100 points ‘Outstanding’, The Wine Advocate.
2011 Four Hearts Chardonnay: 92/100 points ‘Outstanding’, International Wine Cellar
2010 Four Hearts Chardonnay: 91-93/100 points ‘Outstanding’, The Wine Advocate.
2010 Four Hearts Chardonnay: 91/100 points ‘Outstanding’, International Wine Cellar.
2009 Four Hearts Chardonnay: 91-93/100 points ‘Outstanding’, The Wine Advocate.
2008 Four Hearts Chardonnay: 92/100 points ‘Outstanding’, The Wine Advocate.
2007 Four Hearts Chardonnay: 96/100 points ‘Exceptional’, The Wine Advocate.

Vineyard & Vintage Character 

Our family of four makes Four Hearts Vineyards Chardonnay from vineyards located in the heart of the Russian River Valley AVA. These vineyards average nearly 40 years old and are planted with very diverse Chardonnay clonal selections that include old Wente, Sees and Rued field selections, Dijon Clone 95 and Clone 4. These clones and field selections are harvested and fermented separately and only the best barrels from each lot are blended to create the final cuvée. The 2016 Hartford Court Four Hearts Chardonnay has a weighty texture with spicy and layered flavors and finishes with a brightness that reflects the cool climate origins of the vineyards that comprise this blend. All wines are barrel fermented in French oak barrels and complete full malolactic fermentation with bi-monthly lees stirring.

Wine Details 

Oak: 100 % French oak; 39% new           Time in oak: 10 months

Yeast: native

TA: 5.3 g / L   

pH: 3.54

Alcohol: 14.5%

Cases produced: 1600

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