2013 Hartford Court Marin Pinot Noir

91-93 Points -

"Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, mint and cinnamon are laced together in the 2013 Pinot Noir Marin County. This floral, savory, mid-weight Pinot is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2015

Marin Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes

Pure aromas of red cherries, berries, leather and Asian spice notes are supported by bright flavors of cherry cola, pomegranate and an earthy mid palate. Velvety, fine-grained tannins complement a long finish with subtle lavender and wild strawberry nuances.

Historic Acclaim

2013 "Outstanding" 91-93/100, Antonio Galloni, Vinous

2012 "Outstanding" 90/100, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2012 "Outstanding" 90/100, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2011 "Outstanding" 92/100, Wine Enthusiast

2011 "Outstanding" 90-91/100, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Vineyard & Vintage Character

2013 was a moderate season in the cool climate of Marin County, which allowed beautiful ripening and flavor development. This wine is sourced from a small, dry-farmed vineyard on rolling hills in an area of Marin that has been home to cattle and dairies for the last century. Today there are small vineyard sites scattered across Marin that are producing very interesting and distinct fruit.

Wine Details

Oak: 100% French oak, 32% new
Time in oak: 17 months
Alcohol: 14.4%
TA: 5.5 g/L
pH: 3.72
Cases produced: 373
Unfined and unfiltered