2018 Hartford Court Docker Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir NEW WINE!

97 Points -

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

Docker Hill Vineyard

Tasting Notes

There is a wonderful combination of power and elegance in the 2018 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.


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; 28% new

Time in oak: 15 months

Alcohol: 14.7%

TA: 5.30 g/L

pH: 3.65

Yeasts: Native

Cases Produced: 143

No fining or filtration