2016 Hartford Court Land's Edge Vineyard Pinot Noir
93 Points -
"Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Land's Edge Vineyards reveals a wonderfully expressive nose of pomegranate, red and black cherries and mulberries with touches of rhubarb, forest floor and yeast contract. Medium-bodied, the soft, silken palate has bags of elegance and restraint with red and black fruit layers and earthy accents, finishing with great length." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2018
The nose leads with aromas of red and black cherry, pomegranate and dried rose petal. The layered flavors of dark berries, plum and licorice lead to a mid-palate with elegant and polished texture. The wine ends with a lingering mocha and mineral finish.
Vineyard & Vintage Character
Land’s Edge Pinot Noir is sourced from vineyards located at the ‘Land’s Edge’ of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The vineyards are driven by a maritime influence, producing a small but concentrated crop of Pinot Noir that is harvested in late September through mid-October. The foggy coastal climate preserves natural acidity in the grapes and helps delineate the purity of fruit flavors and expression of the unique coastal terroir in this wine. Balanced acidity, layers of complexity and firm tannins will allow for long and graceful aging of Land’s Edge Vineyards Pinot Noir.
Oak: 100% French oak; 31% new
Time in oak: 10 months
Clones: 667, 777, 115, Pommard
TA: 5.6 g/L
Cases produced: 1,600