2018 Hartford Court Hailey's Block Pinot Noir

98 Points -

"The 2018 Pinot Noir Hailey's Block comes from a cooler section of the Russian River Valley (it comes from a small block in the Arrendell Vineyard) and it shows, with the wine offering a darker, more herbal, sappy style in its black cherry and mulberry fruits as well as candied violet, spice, and spring flower-like aromas and flavors. As with all these 2018s from Hartford Court, the palate is spot on, and it has incredible purity of fruit, flawless tannins, and a great, great finish.."  Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 2021

Hailey's Block 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

2017: 97 Points, Wine Enthusiast, July 2020

2017: 94+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck, June 2020

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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