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2015 Hartford Court Hailey's Block Vineyard Pinot Noir

95+ Points -

"From the cooler Green Valley region of the Russian River, the 2015 Pinot Noir Hailey’s Block was completely destemmed and spent 16 months in 27% new French oak. Hailey's Block is a block within the Arrendell Vineyard, named after Don and Jennifer Hartford's daughter. It’s another beautifully Burgundian wine from this estate that offers crisp black cherry, crushed rock, charcoal, and wood smoke aromas and flavors. It’s fresh, focused, and youthful, with fine tannin and high yet integrated acidity. Give it a year or three and it will keep for a decade or more." - Jeb Dunnuck, June 2018

$70 QTY

Tasting Notes 

Red and black cherries, wild strawberry, clove and floral aromas accent the wine and are followed by bright red fruits, candied cherry notes and subtle mushroom flavors that carry through on the palate. Full bodied, silky tannins complete the savory finish.

Historic Acclaim 

2015 94 Points "Outstanding" Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2014 91 points, “Outstanding”, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2014 90-93 points “Outstanding” Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2013 92 points "Outstanding" Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2012 96 points "Extraordinary" Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2011 92 points Wine Enthusiast
2010 92-93 points "Outstanding" Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
2010 92 points "Outstanding" Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2008 91 points "Outstanding" Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
2007 95 points "Superb" Steve Heimoff, The Wine Enthusiast
2007 92 points"Outstanding" Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
2007 92 points "Outstanding" Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2006 92 points "Outstanding" Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
2005 91 points “Outstanding”, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2007

Vineyard & Vintage Character 

Hailey’s Block is located within the renowned Arrendell Vineyard and is named a¬fter 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.

Wine Details 

Oak: 100% French oak, 27% new

 Time in oak: 17 months

 Yeasts: Native

 Alcohol: 14.5%

 TA: 6.4 g/L

 pH: 3.38

Cases produced: 265

Unfined and unfiltered

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