2019 Hartford Court Fog Dance Vineyard Pinot Noir

96 Points -

"Matured 15 months in 35% new French oak, the 2019 Pinot Noir Fog Dance Vineyard is stunning, with the intensity, energy and detail of a Pinot Noir that promises a long life ahead in the cellar. Medium ruby in color, its aromas are pure and dynamic, a core of dried cherries, rhubarb and orange complemented by layer after layer of earth, floral, flinty and savory nuances. Medium-bodied, it combines powerful, hedonistic fruit with a silky, seamless feel as it glides across the palate, and its stunning floral perfume defines the extended finish. Located in the Green Valley district of the Russian River Valley, the Fog Dance Vineyard has been farmed organically for 15 years." - Erin Brooks, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, July 2022

 

 

Fog Dance Pinot Noir
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Tasting Notes

Exuberant aromas of berries, black cherry and exotic spice aromatics are supported by bright flavors of red and black cherry, blood orange and soy. Velvety, fine grained tannins complement a long finish with subtle clove and citrus nuances.

Historic Acclaim

2017: 95 points, Jeb Dunnuck, May 2020

2017: 94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2020

2017: 93 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, Feb 2020

2016: 94+ points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2015: 95+ points, Jeb Dunnuck, June 2018 

2015: 95 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, Dec 2017

2014: 93 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, Oct 2016

2013: 96 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, Oct 2015

2013: 92-94 points, IWC / Antonio Galloni, Jan 2015

2012: 93 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, Dec 2014

2012: 91 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2014

2011: 92–93 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2013

2010: 92–93 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2012

2009: 92 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, Dec 2011

2009: 93 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2011

2008: 92 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, Feb 2011

2008: 92 points, Wine & Spirits, Feb 2010

2007: 93 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2009

2007: 94 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, Feb 2010

2006: 93 points, Wine & Spirits

Vineyard & Vintage Character

The Fog Dance Pinot Noir is from our organically farmed, estate owned Pinot Noir vineyard on the rolling hills located just to the east of Green Valley Creek. This gorgeous vineyard was planted in 1996 upon Goldridge fine sandy loam soils to several Dijon clones: 667, 777 and 115. The Fog Dance Vineyard, Green Valley Pinot Noir bottling is named for the dance performed by the Pacific fog, drifting through the vineyards and back again to the sea each day. This wine reflects its cool Green Valley terroir, showing the brightness and purity of cherry, berry and cranberry flavors along with an elegant and refined texture.

Wine Details

Oak: 100% French oak, 35% new
Time in oak: 15 months
Alcohol: 14.9%
TA: 5.8g/L
pH: 3.59
Cases produced: 263
Unfined and unfiltered