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2016 Hartford Court Hailey's Block Vineyard Pinot Noir NEW RELEASE

94+ POINTS -

"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

$70 QTY

Tasting Notes 

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.

Historic Acclaim 

2016 94+ Points "Outstanding" Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2018
2015 94 Points "Outstanding" Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2017
2014 91 points, “Outstanding”, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, October 2016
2014 90-93 points “Outstanding” Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2016
2013 92 points "Outstanding" Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2015
2012 96 points "Extraordinary" Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2014
2011 92 points Wine Enthusiast
2010 92-93 points "Outstanding" Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, May 2013
2010 92 points "Outstanding" Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, April 2013
2008 91 points "Outstanding" Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, May 2010
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, February 2010
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 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.

Wine Details 

Oak: 100% French oak, 34% new

 Time in oak: 17 months

 Yeasts: Native

 Alcohol: 14.6%

 TA: 6.0 g/L

 pH: 3.46

Cases produced: 248

Unfined and unfiltered