MacLean's Block

Wines From This Vineyard

2019 Hartford Court MacLean's Block Pinot Noir


"Sourced from a vineyard named after Don and Jennifer Hartford’s son, MacLean and located east of the town of Occidental on a gentle east-facing slope, the 2019 Pinot Noir MacLean's Block commands your attention with forward aromatics of dark mineral earth, Amarena cherry, cedar, and baking spice. One of the only Russian River Valley wines where some whole cluster is used, its structure is more powerful and well-balanced within its larger, more firmly tannic framework. Drink 2024-2042."  - Audrey Frick,, August 2022

SOLD OUT (Next Vintage Release Spring 2023)

2021 Hartford Court MacLean's Block Pinot Noir

97 Points

"The 2021 Pinot Noir MacLean's Block pours a ripe ruby color and is more reserved in nature. It’s smoky with delicate spice as well as aromas of charred rosemary, redcurrant, and iron-rich earth. Medium to full-bodied, it offers a more linear approach, with a touch of angularity and a fresh feel to its ripe tannins. With crunchy red cherry fruit, cedar, and a pleasing bit of salinity, I like this a lot for its vibrant energy."- Audrey Frick,, July 2023



MacLean’s Block, named after Don and Jennifer Hartford’s son, was planted in 2000 when MacLean was just three years old. MacLean loves the vineyard site and its surrounding forest that is home to cougars, bobcats, wild turkeys and red-tailed hawks. It is an estate-owned vineyard, nestled near redwood groves on a beautiful northeastern facing slope, near the small town of Occidental.  Scenic views of the Russian River Valley, Mount St. Helena and Geyser Peak make MacLean’s block one of the most beautiful vineyard locations in all of Sonoma County. The site is planted to Dijon 667 and 777 selections on Goldridge fine sandy loam soils.  There is a true sense of the forest that surrounds the vineyard that carries through into this compelling expression of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.

MacLean's Block