2019 Hartford Jolene’s Vineyard Zinfandel

95 POINTS -

Seductively smooth and weathered in crisp cranberry, plum, and dark cherry, this old-vine wine offers a substantial grip of tannin and notes of crushed rock and oak. Velvety texture leads to dusty black pepper, nutmeg, and tobacco." - Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, June/July 2021

 Jolene's Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel
$60
QTY

Tasting Notes

This old-vine Zinfandel’s alluring aromas and flavors of ripe black cherry, blackberry, and cassis are the highlights of the single-vineyard Jolene’s bottling. The texture is rich and mouth-filling with ripe blueberry and tobacco characteristics, supple tannins and a creamy, elegant finish.

Historic Acclaim

2018: 95 Points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

2018: 93 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2020

2015: 94+ points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, April 2017

2015: 91 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2017

2015: 93 points T.F., The Wine Spectator, June 2017

2014: 94 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2016

2014: 92 points T.F., The Wine Spectator, June 2016

2013: 93 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2015

2012: 93 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, December 2013

2012: 91 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, May 2014

2011: 92 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, May 2013

2011: 91 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, April 2013

2010: 92 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, May 2012

2010: 90+ points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, December 2011

2009: 93 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, May 2011
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2009: 94 points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, February 2012

2008: 91 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, February 2010

Vineyard & Vintage Character

Jolene’s Vineyard takes its name from a merging of the first names of the owners of Maffei Vineyards—Joanne and Arlene. This old-vine vineyard joined the Hartford Zinfandel portfolio in 2004, as a single vineyard offering, and as an important component of our Russian River Valley Zinfandel blend. It is rare for an older Russian River Valley Zinfandel vineyard such as Jolene’s to be planted almost exclusively to Zinfandel selections; there is only a small percentage of Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet and Carignane intermingled among the vines.

Wine Details

Oak: 100% French oak, 49% new
Time in oak: 9 months
Alcohol: 16.1%
TA: 6.4 g/L
pH: 3.50
Cases produced: 198
Unfined and unfiltered