2016 Hartford Court Jennifer's Vineyard Pinot Noir
96+ Points -
"Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Jennifer's sashays out of the glass with heart-stopping violets and lilacs over a core of redcurrants, Bing cherries, mulberries and black raspberries plus wafts of underbrush, spice box, black tea and black pepper. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with spice and earth layers, framed by firm, fine-grained tannins and finishing very long and mineral-laced. - " - Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2018
Jennifer's Pinot noir is both elegant and powerful. It features aromas of boysenberries, violets and lavender followed by flavors of black raspberries, black tea, and anise. The 2016 Jennifer's Pinot is very dense, but with fine tannins and a silky, persistent mouthfeel. This wine is an expression of one of the most unique neighborhoods in the Russian River Valley.
Vineyard & Vintage Character
Named in honor of co-proprietor Jennifer Hartford, this wine is defined by its power, concentration of fruit, structure and an underlying elegance. A wine that is built to age, Jennifer’s proves that not all Pinot Noirs are shy, retiring, delicate souls. Jennifer’s Pinot Noir is sourced from a vineyard in the windy and very cool Sebastopol Hills subregion of the Russian River Valley AVA. The Jennifer’s Pinot blocks are planted to the Swan and Pommard selections, and Dijon 777 on this Bloomfield Road site. The dark color, intense black fruit aroma and flavor profile are a testament to the terroir of this site.
Oak: 100% French oak; 34% new
Time in oak: 16 months
TA: 5.8 g/L
Cases produced: 348
Unfined and unfiltered