2018 Hartford Court Marin Pinot Noir


"Coming from a region just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the 2018 Pinot Noir Marin County should be a good value.  Offering cool climate spice, sappy herbs, and forest nuances, medium body, supple cherry, and strawberry fruits, and background oak, it's one textured, undeniably delicious Pinot Noir to drink over the coming 4-5 years " - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 2021


2018 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

2018: 92 points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 2021

2017: 94 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, February 2020

2017: 92 points, Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, June/July 2020

2016: 95+ Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate, February 2019

2015: 94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, June 2018

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

2013: 91-93 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2015

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

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

2011: 92 Points, S.H., Wine Enthusiast, April 2014

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

Vineyard & Vintage Character

2018 was a fantastic season in the cool climate of Marin County, with beautiful ripening and flavor development producing a rich, yet elegant wine.  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, 44% new
Time in oak: 16 months
Alcohol: 13.8%
TA: 5.9 g/L
pH: 3.62
Cases produced: 220
Unfined and unfiltered

Wine Information Sheet