"The 2018 Pinot Noir Hailey's Block was aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, 36% new. Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with flamboyant scents of blackberries and black raspberries with hints of chocolate-covered cherries, sassafras, cracked black pepper, and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate explodes with crunchy blackberry layers, supported by velvety tannins and tons of freshness, finishing earthy." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, January 2021
Wines From This Vineyard
Hailey's Block Pinot Noir is located within the prestigious Arrendell Vineyard and is named after founders Don & Jenny Hartford's daughter Hailey. The block was planted over 20 years ago to Dijon clones 114 and 777 at a time when Hailey was just six years old. Over time, we have watched both Hailey and her namesake Pinot Noir mature into personalities of great strength, beauty and charm.
Arrendell Vineyard and Hailey’s Block sits in arguably the coldest spot in the Green Valley sub-appellation of the Russian River Valley AVA. The cold meso-climate that results from cool air settling in the low-lying vineyard preserves natural acidity in the grapes and helps preserve the purity and expression of the unique terroir in this beautiful Pinot Noir.