2017 Hartford Court Far Coast Vineyard Pinot Noir

97 POINTS -

"Coming from a block located on a northern facing ridge north of Fort Ross, on the Sonoma Coast, the 2017 Pinot Noir Far Coast Vineyard was destemmed and spent 17 months in 32% new French oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, it offers a deeper, richer, more savory bouquet of black cherry and darker currant fruits as well as loads of ground herbs, chocolate, forest floor, and spice. This rich, opulent, incredibly sexy Pinot Noir has a wealth of fruit, a rounded, seamless texture, and a great finish. It's a rock star in this stacked lineup and a gem of a wine in the vintage. I love it!" - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com May 2020

Far Coast Pinot Noir
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Tasting Notes

Far Coast Vineyard consistently produces one of our boldest Pinot Noir offerings. The 2017 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.

Historic Acclaim

2017: "Outstanding" 95 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, February 2020

2016: "As good as it gets" 98 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, June 2019

2016: "Extraordinary" 96 Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2018

2015: "Extraordinary" 97 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2017

2015: "As Good As It Gets" 97 Points Jeb Dunnuck.com, June 2018

2015: "Superb" 96 Points Wine Enthusiast, July 2018

2014 "Outstanding" 94 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2016

2014 "Outstanding" 90-93 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2016

2013 "Outstanding" 93 Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2015

2013 "Outstanding" 91-93 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2015

2012 "Outstanding" 90+ Points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 2014

2012 "Extraordinary" 96 Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2014

2011 "Outstanding" 91 Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2013

2011 "Outstanding" 93 Points Wine Enthusiast

2011 "Outstanding" 91 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2014

2010 "Outstanding" 92 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2013

2009 "Outstanding" 92 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2011

2007 "Outstanding" 93 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, February 2010

2007 "Outstanding" 93 Points Wine Enthusiast

Vineyard & Vintage Character

Our Far Coast Vineyard is a cool site surrounded by redwood forests, located almost two hours north of the Russian River on a Sonoma Coast mountain ridge. It is an area that some call the “True Sonoma Coast.” Others would simply describe the distant vineyard site as “the middle of nowhere.” Far Coast Vineyard sits just south of the town of Annapolis at 600-1000 feet above sea level. The Goldridge soils at this ridgetop site are well-drained and help to contribute to the sense of minerality and focus in this rare single vineyard Pinot Noir.

Wine Details

Oak: 100% French oak, 32% new

Time in oak: 17 months

Yeast: Native

TA: 6.0 g/L

pH: 3.52

Alcohol: 15.4%

Cases produced: 293

Unfined and unfiltered

Wine Information Sheet