Velvet Sisters Vineyard

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2022 Hartford Court Velvet Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir

96 Points

"The 2022 Velvet Sisters Pinot Noir is medium ruby-purple in color. Wow! The nose is pure violets and rose oil, leading to a core of wild blueberries, Morello cherries, and crushed rocks with a touch of wild thyme. The full-bodied palate has a laser-fine, crisp backbone with grainy tannins and intense black and blue fruit layers, finishing on a lingering chalky note...It is sourced from a block within an estate vineyard located at the northern end of Anderson Valley, planted to Dijon clones 115, 667, 777, and Pommard." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent, April 2024


In the Anderson Valley of Mendocino County, some local residents speak an obscure dialect of English known as Boontling, developed in the late 1800s. The "Velvet Sisters" are local historical figures who, in Boontling lore, became known for wearing plush, velvety dresses that they had purchased on a trip to British Columbia.

We receive grapes from a small hillside vineyard block at the "Deep End" of the Anderson Valley that we call "Velvet Sisters" in tribute to the Anderson Valley history and the wine's plush velvety texture. This vineyard, located near the town of Philo, is planted to the Dijon clone 115 and the Pommard clones of Pinot Noir. We feel this vineyard and the aforementioned clones are influential in producing a wine with lively fruit aromas and a silky texture, exemplary of the best of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir.

Velvet Sisters Vineyard