2014 Hartford Russian River Valley Zinfandel Port

90 Points -

Made from old-vine grapes grown at Jolene’s and Fanucchi vineyards this wine was then fortified with Germain-Robin brandy. Viscous, unctuous, and softly textured, it tastes of blackberry cobbler, nutmeg, gingerbread, and Christmas spice. — Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, August 2021



Russian River Valley Zinfandel Port

Vineyard & Vintage Character

Our 2014 Russian River Valley Port is crafted from old-vine, low-yielding, dry farmed Russian River Valley Zinfandel vineyards.  Zinfandel grown in the Russian River Valley is distinctive due to a cool maritime influence.  Cool, fog-laden nights and warm days result in wines that have bright, natural acidity and vibrant fruit aromas.  These 100 year old vineyards, planted on low-fertility soils are ideal to produce Zinfandel based dessert style wines of exceptional density and purity.

Wine Details

Oak: 100% French oak; 100% Old     

Time in oak: 21 months

Alcohol: 18.5 %

TA: 5.9 g / L       

pH: 3.57

Cases produced: 95

No fining or filtration