2017 Hartford Court Three Jacks Vineyard Chardonnay

95 Points -

"Another release from the cooler, Green Valley region of the Russian River Valley, the 2017 Chardonnay Three Jacks Vineyard comes from vines planted in 1995 (clones: old Wente, Rued, Dijon 95 and Clone 15) and was fermented and aged in one-third new French oak. Baked apples, toasted bread, spice, honeycomb, and caramelized pineapple notes all dominate the bouquet, and this beauty has a touch of Meursault-like style in its rich, powerful, waxy, honeyed profile. Balanced and textured, with good acidity and a great finish, it's another seriously good Chardonnay from this estate to drink over the following 7-8 years." - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, May 2020

Three Jacks Chardonnay
$65
QTY

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

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

2016: "As good as it gets" 97 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, June 2019

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

2015: "Outstanding" Three Jacks Chardonnay, 96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, June 2018

2015: "Outstanding" Three Jacks Chardonnay, 94 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October 2018

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

2013: "Outstanding" Three Jacks Chardonnay 92 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

2012: "Outstanding" Three Jacks Chardonnay 90 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2004: "Outstanding" Three Jacks Chardonnay 94 points The Wine Enthusiast

2003: "Extraordinary" Three Jacks Chardonnay 96 points ‘Extraordinary’ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2002: "Outstanding" Three Jacks Chardonnay 93 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2002: "Outstanding" Three Jacks Chardonnay 91 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2001: "Extraordinary" Three Jacks Chardonnay 95 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

Vineyard & Vintage Character

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 wine from 1999 through 2004, and are delighted to once again be working with this 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 4 clonal selections: old Wente, Rued, Dijon 95 and Clone 15. 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, 33% new
Time in oak: 16 months
Alcohol: 14.2%
TA: 5.5g/L
pH: 3.57
Cases produced: 283
No fining or filtration

Wine Information Sheet