Arrendell Vineyard

Wines From This Vineyard

2022 Hartford Court Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir

95 Points

"Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2022 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir slowly reveals notes of black cherries, fresh raspberries, and redcurrant leading to suggestions of bay leaves, mossy tree bark, and lavender. The medium to full-bodied palate is plush and refreshing, with loads of savory sparks and a long lifted finish. Arrendell is a vineyard planted in 1975 to the heritage Martini clone. The vineyard, one of the coldest in the Russian River Valley, struggles to ripen less than one ton per acre of Pinot by Halloween most years." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent, April 2024

Available via allocation only

Arrendell Vineyard sits in arguably the coldest spot in the Green Valley sub-appellation of the Russian River Valley AVA. The vineyard is sometimes referred to as the "Snowshoe Vineyard" because, in wet years, the vineyard manager has had to equip his pruning team with snowshoes to get through a small area of muddy rows. Each year, the vineyard struggles to ripen the fewer-than-two-tons-per-acre crop by Halloween. Often, much of Sonoma County's Cabernet Sauvignon (the latest ripening red varietal) is picked before Arrendell Pinot Noir. These adverse conditions create a wine of distinct character.

Arrendell Vineyard