"The 2016 Hartford Zinfandel Highwire Vineyard has a medium to deep garnet-purple color. Wow - the nose is a knock-out beauty of black cherry cordial, blueberry compote, fruitcake and liquid licorice with hints of roses, lilacs, Indian spice and garrigue. Full bodied and beautifully structured with firm, grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, the palate is generously filled with fruit and spice laters, finishing long and perfumed." - Lisa Perotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2018
"Medium to deep garnet-purple, the 2016 Hartford Zinfandel Dina's Vineyard comes leaping forth from the glass with arresting, gorgeous floral scents of violets, lavender and roses with a core of cherry cordial, blueberry compote, blackberry tart and dried mulberries plus wafts of spice box and and dark chocolate. Full, firm and with a racy line of freshness lifting the concentrated fruit, it finishes very long with tons of mineral, floral and spicy layers." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, October 2018
"The 2015 Zinfandel Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard (another century-old parcel in the Russian River) shows tart acids, tangy red and black cherry fruit, notes of roasted meat, crushed pepper, and briary, zesty, classic Zinfandel flavors that tip the scales at 15.5% natural alcohol. This is big, juicy, succulent Zinfandel with great acid. Drink it over the next decade." - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, October 2016
"The 2015 Zinfandel Hartford Vineyard comes from head-trained vines planted over 100 years ago, and the incredibly low-yielding. The wine was aged in 100% French oak, of which 50% is new, and like all these wines, was bottled, unfined and unfiltered. This is a big wine at 15.2% natural alcohol, but there's not a bit of heat to it. Its flamboyant, dramatic aromatics consist of black fruits, red fruits, licorice, roasted herbs, and smoked game. The wine has fabulous fruit on the attack, is full-bodied, and the red and black fruit combo follows through to a long finish of a good 40+ seconds. This is a stunner to drink over the next 6-10 years." - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, October 2016
The 2017 Hartford Russian River Valley Zinfandel is showing aromas of ripe plum, blackberry, black cherry which are highlighted with hints of white pepper and allspice. Blueberry, red raspberry, nutmeg and mocha ﬂavors lead into a long, bright ﬁnish with supple tannins.
The 2014 Vintage of this wine scored 93 Points from Wine Spectator and was named to their Top Ten Wines of the World List for 2016.
The 2015 Vintage of this wine scored 94 Points from Wine Spectator and was listed as #21 on their Top 100 List for 2017.