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2013 Hartford Court "Fog Dance" Green Valley Pinot Noir

SKU #1237057 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark As for the 2013 Pinot Noir Fog Dance Vineyard, another cool site from a hillside in Green Valley, this is aged in 37% new French oak and from the Dijon clone 667 and 777. Absolutely prodigious Pinot Noir, with notes of blood orange, rose petals, blueberry and blackcurrant fruit, this is a stunner, with full-bodied texture, great depth, an opaque ruby/purple color and killer concentration and length. This Pinot Noir should age beautifully for at least a decade or more. With proprietor Don Hartford in full control, and brilliant winemaker Jeff Stewart having access to some magnificent cool-climate sites (for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel), Hartford Family Winery continues to be one of the great success stories in California viticulture. The Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs all have very Burgundian personalities, no doubt from the minimal-interference winemaking, great terroirs and terrific raw materials. The Zinfandels are certainly among the top half-dozen or so Zinfandels produced in all of California. I have always had fabulous tastings with Don Hartford and his winemaker, but this may have been the best tasting ever, largely because of the strength of the 2014 Chardonnays and Zinfandels and the 2013 Pinot Noirs Inner quote mark (10/2015)

92-94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2013 Pinot Noir Fog Dance Vineyard is one of the most distinctive wines in the range. Exotic, spiced aromatics add gorgeous complexity to a core of dark red and black stone fruits. All the elements fall into place in an effortless, impeccably balanced Pinot full of personality and class. The 2012 is both exuberant and intensely aromatic. Inner quote mark (1/2015)


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