2021 Hartford Court Docker Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

95 Points -

"Rich ruby with a purple hint, the 2021 Pinot Noir Docker Hill Vineyard is forward with aromas of ripe cherry, sage, and fresh pine. Medium-bodied, it’s ripe with fruit on the palate and has fine, sweet tannins and a clean finish. Fresh with wild herbs, violet, and mixed berries, elegant, and long, it’s drinking well now and will drink well over the next 10 years" - Audrey Frick, jebdunnuck.com, July 2023



Docker Hill Vineyard

Tasting Notes

There is a wonderful combination of power and elegance in the 2021 Docker Hill Pinot Noir. The nose has dark cherry and intense raspberry aromas with a hint of forest, and subtle garrigue. The fruit flavors build in the mouth, showing dark red fruits, with subtle savory herb and spice complexity. The finish lingers with polished tannins and lingering acid and fruit flavors. - Jeff Stewart & Tiaan Lordan, Winemakers


Historic Acclaim

2021: 95 Points, A.F., jebdunnuck.com, July 2023

2019: 96 Points, A.F., jebdunnuck.com, August 2022

2019: 95 Points, E.B., Robert Parker Wine Advocate, July 2022

2019: 94 Points, J.G., Wine Enthusiast, November 2021

2018: 97 Points Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 2021

Vineyard & Vintage Character

Docker Hill Vineyard is the newest addition to our lineup of Pinot Noir - Designated Vineyard bottlings. The vineyard is in a remote part of Mendocino County near the town of Comptche. Located 12 miles east of the coastal town of Mendocino at 950 foot elevation, the vineyards sits at or above the fog line giving a combination of cold nights and warm days that creates wines with a balance of power and fruit intensity along with the acidity and backbone of a coastal vineyard site. Planted to a mix of Pommard, Dijon 115, 777 and 828, the site reaches maturity in mid-October most years, later than most of our other vineyards.

Wine Details

Oak: 100% French oak; 29% new

Time in oak: 15 months

Alcohol: 14.3%

TA: 5.4 g/L

pH: 3.64

Yeasts: Native

Cases Produced: 179

No fining or filtration