2017 Hartford Court Land's Edge Vineyard Pinot Noir

96 Points -

"Crisp tones of raspberry and strawberry give this coastal-driven red a sense of place and tangy freshness. The acidity is spread evenly throughout on the robust palate, while a forest floor tone and dense tannins add complexity and balanced weight. " - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, July 2020

Lands Edge Pinot Noir
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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 an elegant and polished texture. The wine ends with a lingering mocha and mineral finish.

Historic Acclaim

2017: 94 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2020

2017: 93 points L.P.B., Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, February 2020

2017: 92 points K.M., Wine Spectator, January 2020

2016: 93 points L.P.B., Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, October 2018

2016: 93 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2019

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

2014: 90 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2016

2014: 92 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, October 2015

2013: 92 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, December 2014

2013: 90 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2015

2012: 90+ points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, December 2013

2011: 92 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2013

2011: 90 points The Wine Enthusiast, April 2014

2010: 93 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, April 2013

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

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

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

2007: 93 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2007: 94 points The Wine Enthusiast

2007: 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; 37% new

 Time in oak: 10 months

 Yeast: Uninoculated

 Clones: 667, 777, 115, Pommard

TA: 6.0 g/L

pH: 3.50

Alcohol: 14.9%

Cases produced: 1,550

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