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2016 Hartford Court Marin Pinot Noir

95+ POINTS -

"Aged for 17 months in 38% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered, the medium ruby-purple colored 2016 Pinot Noir Marin County leaps from the glass with vibrant black and red cherries, cranberries and violets with hints of rose hip tea, hemp and black soil.  Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-coating red and black fruits with bags of earthy nuances and a plush texture, finishing very long." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, February 2019


$70 QTY

Tasting Notes 

"Pure aromas of red cherries, berries, leather and Asian spice notes are supported by bright flavors of cherry cola, pomegranate and an earthy mid palate.  Velvety, fine-grained tannins complement a long finish with subtle lavender and wild strawberry nuances.

Historic Acclaim 

2016 "Outstanding" 95+ Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate, February 2019
2015 "Outstanding" 94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, June 2018
2014 "Outstanding" 92 Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2016
2013 "Outstanding" 91-93 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2015
2012 "Outstanding" 90 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, December 2014
2012 "Outstanding" 90 Points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2014
2011 "Outstanding" 92 Points, S.H., Wine Enthusiast, April 2014
2011 "Outstanding" 90-91 Points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2013

Vineyard & Vintage Character 

2015 was another low-yielding season in the cool climate of Marin County, with beautiful ripening and flavor development.  This wine is sourced from a small, dry-farmed vineyard on rolling hills in an area of Marin that has been home to cattle and dairies for the last century. Today there are small vineyard sites scattered across Marin that are producing very interesting and distinct fruit.

Wine Details 

Oak: 100% French oak, 38% new
Time in oak: 17 months
Alcohol: 14.2%
TA: 5.6 g/L
pH: 3.70
Cases produced: 248
Unfined and unfiltered