2016 Hartford Court Land's Edge Vineyard Pinot Noir

93 Points -

"Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Land's Edge Vineyards reveals a wonderfully expressive nose of pomegranate, red and black cherries and mulberries with touches of rhubarb, forest floor and yeast contract. Medium-bodied, the soft, silken palate has bags of elegance and restraint with red and black fruit layers and earthy accents, finishing with great length." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2018

Lands Edge Pinot Noir
$50
QTY

Tasting Notes

The nose leads with aromas of red and black cherry, pomegranate and dried rose petal. The layered flavors of dark berries, plum and licorice  lead to a mid-palate with elegant and polished texture. The wine ends with a lingering mocha and mineral finish.

Historic Acclaim

2015: "Outstanding" 95 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, February 2016

2014: “Outstanding” 90 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous

2014: “Outstanding” 92 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2013: “Outstanding” 92 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2013: “Outstanding” 90 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous

2012: “Outstanding” 90+ points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocat

2011: “Outstanding” 92 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2011: “Outstanding” 90 points The Wine Enthusiast

2010: “Outstanding” 93 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2010: “Outstanding” 91 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2012

2009: “Outstanding” 91 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, February 2012

2009: “Outstanding” 92 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 2011

2007: “Outstanding” 93 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2007: “Outstanding” 94 points The Wine Enthusiast

2007: “Outstanding” 91 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2009

Vineyard & Vintage Character

Land’s Edge Pinot Noir is sourced from vineyards located at the ‘Land’s Edge’ of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The vineyards are driven by a maritime influence, producing a small but concentrated crop of Pinot Noir that is harvested in late September through mid-October. The foggy coastal climate preserves natural acidity in the grapes and helps delineate the purity of fruit flavors and expression of the unique coastal terroir in this wine. Balanced acidity, layers of complexity and firm tannins will allow for long and graceful aging of Land’s Edge Vineyards Pinot Noir.

Wine Details

Oak: 100% French oak; 31% new

 Time in oak: 10 months

 Yeast: Uninoculated

 Clones: 667, 777, 115, Pommard

TA: 5.6 g/L

pH: 3.60

Alcohol: 14.5%

Cases produced: 1,600

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