2017 Hartford Court Jennifer's Vineyard Pinot Noir

97 Points -

"One of the standouts in the lineup, the 2017 Pinot Noir Jennifer's comes from a vineyard south of Sebastopol, which sees lots of influence from the Petaluma Gap. Brought up largely in neutral oak (32% new), its deeper ruby/purple hue is followed by terrific notes of black raspberries, cedarwood, bay leaf, forest floor, and graphite. This head-turner is medium-bodied and has beautiful concentration, bright yet integrated acidity, and a killer finish. Locked and loaded, it needs 2-3 years of bottle age at a minimum, and my money is on it drinking brilliantly at age 20. It's a stunning, singular wine from this estate! " - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, May 2020

 

Jennifer's Pinot Noir
$70
QTY

Tasting Notes

Jennifer's Pinot noir is both elegant and powerful.  It features aromas of boysenberries, violets and lavender followed by flavors of black raspberries, black tea, and anise.  The 2017 Jennifer's Pinot is very dense, but with fine tannins and a silky, persistent mouthfeel.  This wine is an expression of one of the most unique neighborhoods in the Russian River Valley.

Historic Acclaim

2017: "Outstanding" 95 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, February 2020

2016: "Extraordinary" 96+ points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2018

2015: "Extraordinary" 96+ Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2017

2015: "Outstanding" 90-92 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2017

2014 "Outstanding" 93 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2016

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

2013 "Outstanding" 91-93 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2015

2012: "Outstanding" 91 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 2014

2011: "Outstanding" 91-92 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 2013

2010: "Outstanding" 92-93 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 2012

2009: "Outstanding" 92+ points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2011

2007: "Outstanding" 94 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, February 2010

2007: "Outstanding" 92 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 2009

2007: "Outstanding" 91 points, The Wine Enthusiast

Vineyard & Vintage Character

Named in honor of co-proprietor Jennifer Hartford, this wine is defined by its power, concentration of fruit, structure and an underlying elegance. A wine that is built to age, Jennifer’s proves that not all Pinot Noirs are shy, retiring, delicate souls. Jennifer’s Pinot Noir is sourced from a vineyard in the windy and very cool Sebastopol Hills subregion of the Russian River Valley AVA. The Jennifer’s Pinot blocks are planted to the Swan and Pommard selections, and Dijon 777 on this Bloomfield Road site. The dark color, intense black fruit aroma and flavor profile are a testament to the terroir of this site.

Wine Details

Oak: 100% French oak; 32% new
Time in oak: 17 months
Yeast: Native
Alcohol: 14.2%
TA: 6.2 g/L
pH: 3.56
Cases produced: 298
Unfined and unfiltered

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