2019 Hartford Court Seascape Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Aromas of raspberries, rose petals, and pomegranate with sous bois highlight the Seascape Vineyard Pinot Noir. A savory mouthfeel of cherry cola, currant, and spice is followed by silky, fine grain tannins in this distinctive cool-climate Pinot Noir.

Seascape Vineyard Pinot Noir
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Tasting Notes

Aromas of raspberries, rose petals, and pomegranate with sous bois highlight the Seascape Vineyard Pinot Noir. A savory mouthfeel of cherry cola, currant and spice is followed by silky, fine grain tannins in this distinctive cool climate Pinot Noir.

Historic Acclaim

2017: 96+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck, May 2020

2017: 96 Points, Wine Enthusiast, July 2020

2017: 95 Points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Feb 2020

2016: 98 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, June 2019

2016: 97+ Points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Oct 2018

2015: 96 Points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Dec 2017

2015: 98 Points, Wine Enthusiast, July 2018

2014: 91-93 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2016

2013: 95 Points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Oct 2015

2012: 91 Points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Dec 2014

2010: 93 Points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, April 2013

2009: 92 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Dec 2011

2009: 92 points, International Wine Cellar, May 2011

2007: 93 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

2007: 92+ points, International Wine Cellar

2007: 93 points, The Wine Enthusiast

2006: 93 points, International Wine Cellar

2005: 95 points, Wine & Spirits

Vineyard & Vintage Character

Seascape Vineyard is a six-acre site on a scenic ridge-top west of the town of Occidental in the Sonoma Coast AVA.  The vineyard abuts an old redwood grove and faces cascading ridges to Bodega Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The well-known Coastlands Vineyard also borders the property. Because there is no ridge between the ocean and the vineyard, Seascape is in an extremely cold spot – so cold that Pinot Noir is often picked in late October.  This cold and 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 natural acidity also accentuates the potential for long and graceful aging of Seascape Vineyard Pinot Noirs.

Seascape Vineyard is planted primarily to Dijon selections such as 777, 114 and 115 and is typically low yielding, which helps to ensure thorough physiological maturity in this cool and challenging site.

Wine Details

Oak: 100% French oak; 48% new
Time in oak: 15 months
Alcohol: 14.1%
TA: 5.7 g/L
pH: 3.57
Yeasts: Native
Cases Produced: 211
No fining or filtration