2018 Hartford Court Hailey's Block Pinot Noir

92+ POINTS -

"The 2018 Pinot Noir Hailey's Block was aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, 36% new. Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with flamboyant scents of blackberries and black raspberries with hints of chocolate-covered cherries, sassafras, cracked black pepper, and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate explodes with crunchy blackberry layers, supported by velvety tannins and tons of freshness, finishing earthy." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, January 2021

Hailey's Block Pinot Noir
$70
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Tasting Notes

Red and black cherries, wild berry, allspice and floral aromas accent the wine and are followed by bright blue fruits, candied cherry notes and subtle earthy flavors that carry through on the palate. Full bodied, silky tannins complete the savory finish.

Historic Acclaim

2016: 96+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, June 2019

2016: 94+ Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2018

2015: 94 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2017

2014: 91 Points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, October 2016

2014: 90-93 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2016

2013: 92 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2015

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

2011: 92 Points Wine Enthusiast

2010: 92-93 Points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, May 2013

2010: 92 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, April 2013

2008: 91 Points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, May 2010

2007: 95 Points Steve Heimoff, The Wine Enthusiast

2007: 92 Points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2007: 92 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, February 2010

2006: 92 Points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2005: 91 Points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2007

Vineyard & Vintage Character

Hailey’s Block is located within our oldest property, the Arrendell Vineyard, and is named after Don and Jennifer Hartford’s daughter, Hailey. The block was planted in 1996 to Dijon selections 114 and 777 of Pinot Noir when Hailey was just six years old. Over the years, we have watched both Hailey and her namesake Pinot Noir mature into personalities of great strength, beauty, and charm. 

Hailey’s Block sits in arguably the coldest spot in the Green Valley sub-appellation of the Russian River Valley AVA. The cold meso-climate that results from cool air settling in this low-lying vineyard preserves natural acidity in the grapes and helps preserve the pure expression of the unique terroir in this beautiful release.

Wine Details

Oak: 100% French oak, 36% new

 Time in oak: 16 months

 Yeasts: Native

 Alcohol: 14.8%

 TA: 5.4 g/L

 pH: 3.67

Cases produced: 240

Unfined and unfiltered

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