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2015 Hartford Vineyard Zinfandel

95 Points

"The 2015 Zinfandel Hartford Vineyard comes from head-trained vines planted over 100 years ago, and the incredibly low-yielding.  The wine was aged in 100% French oak, of which 50% is new, and like all these wines, was bottled, unfined and unfiltered.  This is a big wine at 15.2% natural alcohol, but there's not a bit of heat to it.  Its flamboyant, dramatic aromatics consist of black fruits, red fruits, licorice, roasted herbs, and smoked game.  The wine has fabulous fruit on the attack, is full-bodied, and the red and black fruit combo follows through to a long finish of a good 40+ seconds.  This is a stunner to drink over the next 6-10 years."   Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, October 2016

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Tasting Notes 

The 2015 Hartford Vineyard is an elegant and powerful Zinfandel with blackberry, boysenberry and allspice aromas that are echoed on the palate. These fruits transition into ripe black cherry flavors with a spicy cinnamon stick finish. Well-integrated tannins layer on top of the massive fruit flavors and help give the wine opulent texture.

Historic Acclaim 

2015 “Outstanding” 95 Points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2015 “Outstanding” 93 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2014 “Outstanding” 95 Points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2014 “Outstanding” 94 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2013: "Outstanding" 95 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2013: "Outstanding" 94 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2011: "Outstanding" 93 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2011: "Outstanding" 92 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
2009: "Outstanding" 90 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2009: "Outstanding" 92 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
2008: "Outstanding" 95 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2007: "Outstanding" 93 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
2007: "Outstanding" 92 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2006: "Outstanding" 90 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
2006: "Outstanding" 90 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
2004: "Outstanding" 91 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

Vineyard & Vintage Character 

Don and Jenny Hartford tend this 100+-year-old vineyard located on seven acres along Wood Road in the Russian River AVA of Sonoma County. The vineyard is head-pruned and produces low yields of about 1 ton / acre. Most vines produce only several clusters of intensely flavored grapes each year. Wood Road has well-drained, low fertility, sandy loam soils about two to three feet in depth over deeper layers of compacted sandy loam of about four to six inches. Since the Italian immigrants who planted the Wood Road Vineyard in the early 1900s wanted to ensure long vine life and moisture for their dry-farmed vines, they placed a blasting cap where each vine was to be planted and blasted through the compacted layer. Today we continue to enjoy the fruits of their ingenuity and celebrate the legacy of "dynamite" Zinfandels. The Hartford Vineyard has also been farmed using organic and biodynamic techniques since 2004.

Wine Details 

Oak: 100% French oak, 50% new
Time in oak: 10 months
Alcohol: 15.2%
TA: 6.1 g/L
pH: 3.52
Cases produced: 308
Unfined and unfiltered

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