2018 Hartford Court Stone Côte Vineyard Chardonnay

This single-vineyard bottling from one of our most well-known estate vineyards offers aromas of white peach, spiced pears, orange blossom, hazelnuts, and crushed rocks. Stone fruit, nectarine, and tangelo flavors are counterbalanced with a flinty, textural finish.

Stone Côte Chardonnay
$65
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Historic Acclaim

2017: "Outstanding" 93 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, February 2020

2016: "Outstanding" 95 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2018

2015: "Outstanding" 90-92 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2017

2014: "Outstanding" 95-97 Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2015

2013 "Outstanding" 95 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2014

2013: "Outstanding" 92-94 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2015

2012: "Outstanding" 93-95 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2013

2012: "Outstanding" 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 2014

2011: "Outstanding" 91-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 2013

2011: "Outstanding" 90-92 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, April 2013

2010: "Outstanding" 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 2012

2009: "Outstanding" 90 points The Wine Spectator

2009: "Outstanding" 92-94 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, February 2010

2008: "Outstanding" 92 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, February 2010

2008: "Outstanding" 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 2010

2007: "Outstanding" 95 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2008

2006: "Extraordinary" 96 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2007

2005: "Outstanding" 93 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2006

Vineyard & Vintage Character

The Stone Côte Vineyard is a small vineyard block within the well-known Durell Vineyard, that sits upon an ancient riverbed at the southern end of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The vineyard’s topography was shaped eons ago by a river flowing through volcanic and sedimentary rock on its way to the San Pablo Bay. Tumbled and water-worn river rocks now litter the landscape, and very little topsoil remains. The nutritionally challenged soils force the vines to search deeply for nutrients and water, and as a result, the stressed vines yield very small clusters with intense varietal flavors.

 

Climatically, this vineyard site is characterized by relatively cool daytime temperatures and maritime breezes, which marry with the low-fertility soils to create an ideal site for growing Chardonnay. The wine’s flinty aromas and mineral-laden finish are a reflection of this vineyard’s intrinsic terroir.

Wine Details

Oak: 100% French oak, 15% new
Time in oak: 15 months
Yeast: Native
TA: 5.0 g/L
pH: 3.44

Alcohol: 14.6%
Cases produced: 350
Unfined and unfiltered

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