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2015 Hartford Court Jennifer's Vineyard Pinot Noir

96+ Points

"Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Jennifer's leaps from the glass with exuberant raspberry preserves, cranberry tart and black forest cake notes with touches of wild thyme, red roses and menthol.  Medium to full-bodied, the palate simply sings of red and black berry flavors complimented with dried herbs and savory notes, supported by firm, very fine-grained tannins and great freshness, finishing very long and  perfumed.  Should age wonderfully!" - Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert Parker The Wine Advocate, December 2017



Tasting Notes 

Jennifer’s Pinot Noir is opaque and powerful. It features aromas of boysenberries, mocha and lavender followed by flavors of black raspberries, black tea and anise. The 2012 Jennifer’s Pinot Noir is very dense, but with fine tannins and a silky, persistent mouthfeel. It is worthy of extended cellaring for those with patience.

Historic Acclaim 

2015: "Extraordinary" 96+ Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2017
2015: "Outstanding" 90-92 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2017
2014 "Outstanding" 93 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2016
2013 "Outstanding" 92+ points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, October 2015
2013 "Outstanding" 91-93 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2015
2012: "Outstanding" 91 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 2014
2011: "Outstanding" 91-92 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 2013
2010: "Outstanding" 92-93 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 2012
2009: "Outstanding" 92+ points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2011
2007: "Outstanding" 94 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, February 2010
2007: "Outstanding" 92 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 2009
2007: "Outstanding" 91 points, The Wine Enthusiast

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. Jennifer’s Pinot Noir is planted primarily to Clone 23 and is known for small berries, low yields and a high skin-to-pulp ratio. The dark color, intense black fruit aroma and flavor profile are a testament to the terroir of this site.

Wine Details 

Oak: 100% French oak; 43% new
Time in oak: 17 months
Yeast: Native
Alcohol: 14.7%
TA: 6.6 g/L
pH: 3.51
Cases produced: 313
Unfined and unfiltered