2017 Hartford Court Fog Dance Vineyard Pinot Noir

95 Points -

"The 2017 Pinot Noir Fog Dance Vineyard comes from a vineyard located on a hillside in Green Valley, south of the town of Forestville (which gets a lot of fog, hence the name), and was brought up in 47% new French oak. It shows its cooler region nicely yet still has plenty of richness and depth, offering spiced cherry and berry fruits as well as autumn leaves, spice, and dried herb aromas and flavors. Silky, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully balanced, It's a complete, thoroughly satisfying Pinot Noir that has the capacity to evolve positively for a solid 7-8 years." - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, May 2020

Fog Dance Pinot Noir
$70
QTY

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

2016: "Outstanding" 94+ Points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2015: "Outstanding" 95 Points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2014: "Outstanding" 93 Points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2013: “Extraordinary” 96 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2013: “Outstanding” 92-94 points, IWC / Antonio Galloni

2012 : “Outstanding” 93 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2012: “Outstanding” 91 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2011: “Outstanding” 92–93 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2010: “Outstanding” 92–93 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2009: “Outstanding” 92 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2009: “Outstanding” 93 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2008: “Outstanding” 92 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2008: “Outstanding” 92 points, Wine & Spirits

2007: “Outstanding” 93 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2007: “Outstanding” 94 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2006: “Outstanding” 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, 47% new
Time in oak: 17 months
Alcohol: 14.8%
TA: 5.8g/L
pH: 3.52
Cases produced: 317
Unfined and unfiltered

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