2019 Hartford Court Four Hearts Vineyard Chardonnay

96 Points -

Another Russian River release, the 2019 Chardonnay Four Hearts Vineyard brings plenty of ripe tropical fruit as well as medium to full body, a supple, layered mouthfeel, nicely integrated acidity, and building spice, toast, and green almond nuances. It's another thrilling, brilliant Chardonnay from this estate. Drink bottles over the coming 5-7 years. – Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 2021

Four Hearts Vineyards Chardonnay
$50
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Tasting Notes

This highly textured wine displays aromas of yellow apple, honeysuckle and tangerine skin.  Fresh flavors of Granny Smith apple and Meyer lemon are intertwined with layers of spice and crystallized ginger. A rich and weighty mid-palate is followed by a very long exotic, mineral-infused finish.

Historic Acclaim

2018: 95 points, jebdunnuck.com, May 2020

2018:  93+ points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Feb 2020

2017: 96 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Oct 2018

2016: 96 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Dec 2017

2015: 96 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Oct 2016

2014: 96 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Dec 2015

2013: 93 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Dec 2014

2012: 91-93 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate. Dec 2013

2012: 92 points,  International Wine Cellar, May 2014

2011: 94 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, April 2013

2011: 92 points, International Wine Cellar, May 2013

2010: 91-93 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Feb 2012

2010: 91 points, International Wine Cellar, May 2012

2009: 91-93 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Feb 2011

2008: 92 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Feb 2010

2007: 96 points,  Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, Dec 2008

Vineyard & Vintage Character

Our family of four makes Four Hearts Vineyards Chardonnay from vineyards located in the heart of the Russian River Valley AVA. These vineyards average nearly 40 years old and are planted with very diverse Chardonnay clonal selections that include old Wente, Sees and Rued field selections, Dijon Clone 95 and Clone 4. These clones and field selections are harvested and fermented separately and only the best barrels from each lot are blended to create the final cuvée. The 2017 Hartford Court Four Hearts Chardonnay has a weighty texture with spicy and layered flavors and finishes with a brightness that reflects the cool climate origins of the vineyards that comprise this blend. All wines are barrel fermented in French oak barrels and complete full malolactic fermentation with bi-monthly lees stirring.

Wine Details

Oak: 100 % French oak; 29% new

Time in oak: 8 months

Yeast: native

TA: 5.5 g / L   

pH: 3.45

Alcohol: 14.7%