2016 Hartford Court Hailey's Block Pinot Noir

96+ POINTS -

"The 2016 Pinot Noir Hailey's Block is thrilling stuff sourced from the Arrendell Vineyard, which is a cool site in the Green Valley portion of the Russian River. Aged 16 months in 34% new French oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered, it has a big bouquet of black raspberries, blood orange, savory spices, and crushed violets. Incredibly complex, medium to full-bodied, and concentrated, with fine tannins, it’s another incredibly satisfying, complete Pinot Noir well worth seeking out." - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, June 2019

Hailey's Pinot Noir
$70
QTY

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 "As good as it gets" 96+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, June 2019

2016 94+ Points "Outstanding" Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2018

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

2014 91 points, “Outstanding”, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, October 2016

2014 90-93 points “Outstanding” Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2016

2013 92 points "Outstanding" Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2015

2012 96 points "Extraordinary" Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2014

2011 92 points Wine Enthusiast

2010 92-93 points "Outstanding" Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, May 2013

2010 92 points "Outstanding" Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, April 2013

2008 91 points "Outstanding" Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, May 2010

2007 95 points "Superb" Steve Heimoff, The Wine Enthusiast

2007 92 points"Outstanding" Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2007 92 points "Outstanding" Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, February 2010

2006 92 points "Outstanding" Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2005 91 points “Outstanding”, 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, 34% new

 Time in oak: 17 months

 Yeasts: Native

 Alcohol: 14.6%

 TA: 6.0 g/L

 pH: 3.46

Cases produced: 248

Unfined and unfiltered

Wine Information Sheet