Stone Côte Vineyard

The Stone Côte Vineyard is a small vineyard block within the well-known Durrell Vineyard, it sits in the path of an ancient, uplifted river bed on the flank of Sonoma Mountain within the cool Sonoma Coast AVA. Tumbled and water-worn cobblestones now litter the landscape of the vineyard, and very little topsoil remains. The nutritionally deficient soils force the vines to search for water and generate considerable stress on the vines. The stressed vines in turn yield very small clusters with intense varietal flavors.

Climatically, this vineyard site is characterized by cool daytime temperatures, high winds and cold ocean breezes. The low fertility soils and the cool temperatures unite to form an ideal site for growing Chardonnay. The wine's flinty aromas and mineral-laden finish are a reflection of the stony vineyard's location.

Stone Côte Vineyard


Wines From This Vineyard

2017 Hartford Court Stone Côte Vineyard Chardonnay


"The 2017 Chardonnay Stone Cote sashays out of the glass with provocative apricot tart, honey-drizzled pears and spice cake notes plus suggestions of fresh ginger and marzipan.  Medium-bodied, the palate possesses bags of finesse and freshness and a satiny texture to boot, finishing on an invigorating citrusy note." -  Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, February 2020