2016 Hartford Court Far Coast Vineyard Pinot Noir

98 POINTS -

"One of the standouts in this stacked lineup is the 2016 Pinot Noir Far Coast Vineyard. This beauty comes from a single block of a mountain site located north of the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA. Aged 17 months in 37% new French oak, this is a ripe, sexy, and powerful wine that’s loaded with notions of ripe strawberries, kirsch, shrimp stock, spice, and hints of ground coffee. With building tannins, full body, beautiful depth of fruit, and an incredible texture, this magical Pinot Noir will compete with any wine coming out of California today. Drink it over the coming decade." - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, June 2019

Far Coast Pinot Noir
$70
QTY

Tasting Notes

Far Coast Vineyard consistently produces one of our boldest Pinot Noir offerings. The 2016 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

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, 37% new

Time in oak: 17 months

Yeast: Native

TA: 5.6 g/L

pH: 3.63

Alcohol: 14.8%

Cases produced: 327

Unfined and unfiltered

Wine Information Sheet