2016 Hartford Court Hailey's Block Vineyard Pinot Noir NEW RELEASE
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"The 2016 Hartford Court Hailey's Block has a medium ruby-purple color and features exuberant notes of Blakc Forest cake, kirsch and wild blueberries with hints of baking spices and duty soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with juicy red, black and blue fruit layers, framed by plush tannins and finishing up on a spicy note." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2018
Red and black cherries, wild berry, allspice and ﬂoral aromas accent the wine and are followed by bright blue fruits, candied cherry notes and subtle earthy flavors that carry through on the palate. Full bodied, silky tannins complete the savory ﬁnish.
Vineyard & Vintage Character
Hailey’s Block is located within our oldest property, the Arrendell Vineyard and is named after Don and Jennifer Hartford’s daughter, Hailey. The block was planted in 1996 to Dijon selections 114 and 777 of Pinot Noir when Hailey was just six years old. Over the years, we have watched both Hailey and her namesake Pinot Noir mature into personalities of great strength, beauty and charm.
Hailey’s Block sits in arguably the coldest spot in the Green Valley sub-appellation of the Russian River Valley AVA. The cold meso-climate that results from cool air settling in this low-lying vineyard preserves natural acidity in the grapes and helps preserve the pure expression of the unique terroir in this beautiful release.
Oak: 100% French oak, 34% new
Time in oak: 17 months
TA: 6.0 g/L
Cases produced: 248
Unfined and unfiltered