2021 Hartford Court Three Jacks Vineyard Chardonnay

96 Points -

"A vibrant and pure Chardonnay with great energy, the medium gold 2021 Chardonnay Three Jacks Vineyard is lifted with flint and dusty earth, as well as lime zest, white pepper, and green apple. Medium-bodied, it has ripe, sweet fruit throughout, and a balanced, fresh feel. Offering remarkable evenness in its balance, with floral notes of white flowers and lemon curd continuing through to its long finish, this is my favorite of the whites in the lineup." - Audrey Frick, jebdunnuck.com, July 2023
 

Three Jacks Vineyard Chardonnay
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Tasting Notes

The Three Jacks Vineyard Chardonnay exhibits aromas of lemon curd, orange marmalade, and brioche, with juicy flavors of pear, candied citrus peel, chamomile, and a rich, mineral-driven texture. The wine is full-bodied, weighty, and rich yet remarkably agile on its feet because of firm underlying acidity.

Historic Acclaim

2019: 95 Points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, July 2022

2019: 93 Points, Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, July 2022

2019: 93 Points, jebdunnuck.com, August 2022

2018: 96 Points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, February 2021

2018: 96 Points, Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, Jun/Jul 2021

2018: 95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, July 2021

2017: 95 Points, Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, October 2020

2017: 95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, May 2020

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

2016: 97 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, June 2019

2016: 94 Points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2018

2015: 96 points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, June 2018

2015: 94 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2018

2014: 92 Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2015

2013: 92 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

2012: 90 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2004: 94 points The Wine Enthusiast

2003: 96 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2002: 93 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2002: 91 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2001: 95 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

Vineyard & Vintage Character

The 2021 Chardonnays are bright, complex and layered. Three Jacks Vineyard is a small vineyard in the heart of the Green Valley of Russian River Valley AVA farmed by the Dutton family. Hartford Family Winery has a long history with this vineyard; we bottled it as a designated vineyard from 1999 through 2004, and are delighted to once again be working with the fruit, starting with the 2012 vintage.

 

The vineyard is located on Graton Road next to the Dutton Shop, and is known to most as “Triple JS—the name derived from the partnership of the owners—Joe, Juan, Jose and Steve. It was planted in 1995 to four clonal selections: old Wente, Rued, Dijon 95. Clone 15 and 809. The name Three Jacks was coined in a barrel tasting with the 1999 vintage and has stuck ever since.

 

Wine Details

Oak: 100% French oak, 31% new
Time in oak: 14 months
Alcohol: 14.7%
TA: 5.7g/L
pH: 3.50
Cases produced: 338
Unfined and Unfiltered