2017 Hartford Court Marin Pinot Noir


"Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2017 Pinot Noir Marin County prances out of the glass with cheery black raspberry, kirsch, and redcurrant jelly scents plus suggestions of cinnamon stick, lavender and bouquet garni. Medium to full-bodied, the soft-textured palate has an almost electric intensity, charged with red berries and savory layers, finishing long and wonderfully pure.." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, February 2020


Marin Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes

Pure aromas of red cherries, berries, leather and Asian spice notes are supported by bright flavors of cherry cola, pomegranate and an earthy mid palate.  Velvety, fine-grained tannins complement a long finish with subtle lavender and wild strawberry nuances.

Historic Acclaim

2016 "Outstanding" 95+ Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate, February 2019

2015 "Outstanding" 94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, June 2018

2014 "Outstanding" 92 Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2016

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

2012 "Outstanding" 90 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, December 2014

2012 "Outstanding" 90 Points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2014

2011 "Outstanding" 92 Points, S.H., Wine Enthusiast, April 2014

2011 "Outstanding" 90-91 Points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, May 2013

Vineyard & Vintage Character

2017 was another low-yielding season in the cool climate of Marin County, with beautiful ripening and flavor development.  This wine is sourced from a small, dry-farmed vineyard on rolling hills in an area of Marin that has been home to cattle and dairies for the last century. Today there are small vineyard sites scattered across Marin that are producing very interesting and distinct fruit.

Wine Details

Oak: 100% French oak, 28% new
Time in oak: 17 months
Alcohol: 13.6%
TA: 5.6 g/L
pH: 3.62
Cases produced: 250
Unfined and unfiltered

Wine Information Sheet