The 2019 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir is a deep, ruby-colored wine with complex aromas of blackcurrants, red cherries, forest floor, and violets are interlaced with a savory grilled herb nuance. Black cherries and kirsch flavors complement silky tannins and a multi-layered mouthfeel. The lingering and nuanced finish is a hallmark of all bottlings from this amazing vineyard site.
The 2019 Far Coast Vineyard Chardonnay exhibits aromas of orange zest, yellow apple, dried fruits, and spice. The flavors of tangerine, mandarin orange, and quince are followed by a long textural finish of minerals and delicate fruit.
Far Coast Vineyard consistently produces one of our boldest Pinot Noir offerings. The 2019 follows suit with intense cherry cola, blackberry and cocoa aromas. The subtle earth and underbrush characters carry into the flavors along with Asian spice and a broad, lush texture followed by black cherry and blackberry fruits. The persistent finish is distinctly Far Coast.
The 2019 Fog Dance Chardonnay displays bright aromas of citrus oil, peach pit and orange blossom. The flavors of mandarin orange, white peach and preserved lemon meld together with a mineral-driven finish, reflecting its cool Green Valley terroir.
Exuberant aromas of berries, black cherry, and exotic spice aromatics are supported by bright flavors of red and black cherry, blood orange, and soy. Velvety, fine-grained tannins complement a long finish with subtle clove and citrus nuances.
Red and black cherries, wild berries, allspice, and ﬂoral aromas accent the wine and are followed by bright blue fruits, candied cherry notes, and subtle earthy flavors that carry through on the palate. Full-bodied, silky tannins complete the savory ﬁnish.
Jennifer's Chardonnay shows the pedigree of its cool climate with aromatics of mandarin, pink grapefruit, mango, and cool climate salinity. The wine has great weight and concentration, with the interplay between the minerality and tension of the cool climate and the fruit intensity of the old Wente selection. Flavors of bright citrus and baked pineapple play off the subtle barrel influence and acidity, giving the wine great length and complexity.
Jennifer’s Pinot Noir is both elegant and powerful. It features aromas of boysenberries, violets, and lavender followed by flavors of black raspberries, black tea, and anise. The 2019 Jennifer’s Pinot is very dense, but with fine tannins and a silky, persistent mouthfeel. This wine is an expression of one of the most unique neighborhoods in the Russian River Valley.
This mountain-grown wine expresses ripe fruits of the warm days and the acid balance from the cool nights. Vibrant fruit aromas of blueberry, raspberry and plum are the hallmarks of the aromatics along with a subtle cedar/cigar box note. These aromatics lead into intense flavors of berries and spice in this structured yet lively Pinot Noir.
The Seascape Vineyard Chardonnay shows keen acidity with Meyer lemon and exotic floral aromas backed by subtle saline nuances. These complex aromatics are complemented by chamomile, Mandarin orange, and key lime flavors, with a lingering finish of green apple and underlying mineral flavors—a truly unique expression of terroir along the western edge of Sonoma County.
Aromas of raspberries, rose petals, and pomegranate with sous bois highlight the Seascape Vineyard Pinot Noir. A savory mouthfeel of cherry cola, currant, and spice is followed by silky, ﬁne grain tannins in this distinctive cool-climate Pinot Noir.
This single-vineyard bottling from one of our most well-known estate vineyards offers aromas of white peach, spiced pears, orange blossom, hazelnuts, and crushed rocks. Stone fruit, nectarine, and tangelo flavors are counterbalanced with a flinty, textural finish.
The Three Jacks Vineyard Chardonnay exhibits aromas of lemon curd, orange marmalade, and brioche, with juicy flavors of pear, candied citrus peel, chamomile, and a rich, mineral-driven texture. The wine is full-bodied, weighty, and rich yet remarkably agile on its feet because of firm underlying acidity.
This alluring and hedonistic wine has amazing extract and purity of fruit focus. Vibrant fruit aromas of black cherry, blueberry, anise and violets harmonize with subtle cinnamon stick notes. The captivating aromas lead into equally vibrant flavors of berries and allspice in this sensuously elegant Pinot Noir.
Coming from the northern part of California, in Mendocino County, the 2018 Pinot Noir Docker Hill Vineyard has a beautifully savory, complex, medium to full-bodied style offering ample framboise and darker cherry fruits, building, ripe tannins, flawless balance, and terrific, savory herb, earth, and spice-driven aromas and flavors. It's a brilliant wine in every sense.- Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 2021
Another Russian River release, the 2019 Chardonnay Four Hearts Vineyard brings plenty of ripe tropical fruit as well as medium to full body, a supple, layered mouthfeel, nicely integrated acidity, and building spice, toast, and green almond nuances. It's another thrilling, brilliant Chardonnay from this estate. Drink bottles over the coming 5-7 years. – Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 2021
Dark licorice, dust and sage meet a thread of white pepper in this deliciously built, powerful and complex wine from an old-vine estate site. Juicy blackberry dominates on the midpalate in concentrated form, seasoned in graceful hints of nutmeg and oak. - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, June/July 2021
"A relatively new label coming from St. Rita Hills, the 2018 Chardonnay Radian Vineyard was 100% barrel fermented in French oak barrels, 30% new, and aged for 14 months. It sashays out of the glass with flamboyant ginger ale and spice cake scents followed by notes of pineapple upside-down cake, orange blossom, and fresh pears. Medium-bodied, the palate is packed with pear and stone fruit flavors, delivering great tension, finishing long and spicy. " – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Jan 2021
It can be hard to find coastal Syrah, so this hearty version from the producer’s Far Coast Vineyard stands out in several ways. It is lifted in tones of dried herb, lavender and garrigue, with a meaty midpalate that is notable in blueberry and game flavors. Supple, integrated tannins and oak accents surround it all. — Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, August 2021
"From a valley floor site in the Sta. Rita Hills and aged in just under 30% new French oak, the 2018 Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard offers a classic Burgundian nose of ripe cherries, sappy herbs, forest floor, and loamy soil. It's another classic Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir delivering lots of salinity, medium to full body, ripe tannins, and a wonderful sense of purity and elegance. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, August 2021
"From two vineyard sites just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, this wine is juicy in cranberry and pomegranate. Lifted accents of white pepper, orange peel and rose add complexity and nuance to the robust frame " - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, July 2021
"I always seem to find a tropical slant in Chardonnay from Carneros, and the 2018 Chardonnay Sevens Bench Vineyard has it in spades, with ample pineapple, honeyed peach, pear, and toasted spice-like aromas and flavors. This is another balanced, rich, medium to full-bodied Chardonnay from this estate that's loaded with character. Drink it over the coming 5-7 years. " - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 2021
"The 2018 Pinot Noir Truly Rita comes all from the Dierberg-Drum Canyon Vineyard and was aged in just 14% new French oak. Its deeper ruby hue is followed by a richer, medium to full-bodied, stunning Pinot Noir that offers ample black raspberry and redcurrants fruit as well as forest floor, black tea, sappy flowers, and a kiss of salty, mineral-like nuances on the palate. I love this and it's balanced, brings ample texture, and has a good spine of acidity as well as a great finish." Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, August 2021
"From head-trained vines more than 100 years old, the 2018 Zinfandel Jolene's Vineyard was aged in French oak, 28% new, for nine months. Medium garnet-purple colored, it opens with notions of blackberry pie, fruitcake, and plum preserves plus hints of Indian spices, sandalwood, and fragrant earth with a waft of black loam. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and chock-full of black and blue fruit, it has a chewy texture and loads of freshness, finishing with epic length. ." -LIsa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker The Wine Advocate, Jan 2021
Seductively smooth and weathered in crisp cranberry, plum, and dark cherry, this old-vine wine offers a substantial grip of tannin and notes of crushed rock and oak. Velvety texture leads to dusty black pepper, nutmeg, and tobacco." - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, June/July 2021
"Coming from Carneros, the 2018 Pinot Noir Sevens Bench Vineyard has a spicy, black cherry, gamey style that offers medium to full-bodied richness, a round, beautifully textured mouthfeel, supple tannins, and outstanding length. It's already complex and hard to resist, yet it firms up nicely with time in the glass, and I suspect it has a solid 8-10 years of longevity ahead of it." - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July, 2021
"The 2018 Pinot Noir Warrior Princess was aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. Medium ruby-purple colored, it springs from the glass with bold expressions of red currant jelly, pomegranate, rhubarb and wild thyme followed by hints of lavender, underbrush and tobacco leaf. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is tight-knit and intense, featuring loads of mineral and earth layers with a firm, grainy frame and long, energetic finish."- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, January/February 2021
A dry-farmed site planted 100 years ago and head-trained still, Dina’s is a study in baked cherry, blackberry and plum, rich and viscously thick. Velvety tannins and ample weight provide an unctuous lushness that is complemented by underlying acidity. - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, June/July 2021
"Dense black fruit contrasts against a tartness of cranberry, the acidity sharp and beautifully complementary to the dry-farmed, head-trained structure of the wine. Powerful grip speaks to its youthful vigor, unwinding slowly in the glass. " - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, July 2021
"Succulent, with structure and tension in its bones, this hearty, full-bodied wine expresses thick waves of juicy blackberry, dark cherry, and cola, the oak well-integrated within a spicy component of nutmeg and white pepper. Planted more than a century ago, the head-trained vines yield low amounts of delicious, concentrated grapes.." - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, July 2021
"The 2019 Zinfandel Russian River Valley is a gem and certainly a great candidate for those looking for a great Zinfandel, or those interested in the style and quality of this great estate. Classic red and blue fruits, sandalwood, cigar wrapper, and candied violets dominate the bouquet, and it's medium to full-bodied, with considerable structure, good purity, and a great finish. It will have 8-10 years of prime drinking. " - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 2021
"Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2017 Pinot Noir Muldune Trail reveals gregarious notions of raspberry tart, Morello cherries, wild blueberries, and lilacs plus nuances of cracked black pepper, baking spices, and root beer. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers impressive elegance and energy with loads of restrained red fruit and earthy nuances, finishing long and plushly textured." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, February 2020
"This earthy wine is not loud on the nose in fruit tones, yet brings notes of mushroom, chalky, soot, and compost to the fore. It's tannic and dense on the palate, with a forest-floor character alongside notes of savory Asian spice and ripe red fruit." - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, July, 2018
"The 2017 Chardonnay Sevens Bench Vineyard bursts with expressive green mango, guava, and apple pie scents plus suggestions of coriander seed, cedar chest, and pineapple tart. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is all class with lovely freshness defining the apple and tropical flavors, finishing on a spicy note. – Feb. 2020
- L.P-B, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, February 2020
"The 2019 Old Vine Chenin Blanc Jurassic Vineyard is gorgeous. Bright and savory, with tons of character, the Chenin is exquisite. Dried pear, mint, sage, anise, and lemon peel are all laced together in a wine of striking beauty. I haven't always been impressed when Hartford ventures outside their Sonoma comfort zone, but this Santa Barbara Chenin is certainly a welcome addition to the range." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2021
"Coming from a region just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the 2018 Pinot Noir Marin County should be a good value. Offering cool climate spice, sappy herbs, and forest nuances, medium body, supple cherry, and strawberry fruits, and background oak, it's one textured, undeniably delicious Pinot Noir to drink over the coming 4-5 years " - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 2021
Made from old-vine grapes grown at Jolene’s and Fanucchi vineyards this wine was then fortified with Germain-Robin brandy. Viscous, unctuous, and softly textured, it tastes of blackberry cobbler, nutmeg, gingerbread, and Christmas spice. — Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, August 2021
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2018 Sevens Bench Vineyard Chardonnay - 95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 21
2018 Fog Dance Vineyard Chardonnay - 95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 21
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2019 Four Hearts Chardonnay - 96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 2021
2018 Land's Edge Pinot Noir - 95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 2021
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2018 Velvet Sisters Pinot Noir - 95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 21
2018 Sevens Bench Pinot Noir - 94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 21
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2018 Warrior Princess Pinot Noir - 94 Pts., Lisa P-B, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Jan. 21
2015 Outer Limits Syrah - 95 Points, Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, Aug. 21
2019 Dina’s Vineyard Zinfandel - 94 Points, Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, Aug. 21
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2018 Three Jacks Vineyard Chardonnay - 95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 21
2018 Jennifer’s Vineyard Pinot Noir - 96 Points-Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 21
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"Flowery incense, sappy herbs, and sweet earth all define the bouquet on the 2018 Pinot Noir MacLean's Block, and this beautiful, layered, medium to full-bodied Russian River Valley Pinot has loads of framboise and darker berry fruits, subtle spicy oak, flawless balance, and a great finish. It's another incredible wine from this estate readers will absolutely love." - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 2021
Made predominantly from grapes grown at the Fog Dance Vineyard, a vineyard designate of its own, this memorably delicious wine is light in color and delicately inviting in tangerine, peach and strawberry. Stainless steel fermented, it remains crisp on the palate with just a touch of orangesicle richness on the finish. Editors’ Choice Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, June/July 2021