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Hartford Court Pinot Noir Arrendell Vineyard 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

95 points Wine Enthusiast: The winery's most expensive wine comes from very low-yielding Martini selection grapes planted in 1975. The '07, tasted at a bit more than one year of age, was pronounced in smoky oak and robust tannins, showing jammy flavors of blackberries, cherries, blueberries, anise, cloves and cedar. Hold this powerful wine until 2011. (Aug 2009)

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Hartford Court:
High Personality Wines Making delicious wines of high personality is directly related to the difficult locations of our vineyard sources, the limited production of our bottlings and the varietals we use. "Character through adversity" is an expression that we believe applies to people and grapevines and surviving adversity builds character, and personality, in both. Single-Vineyard and Limite... Read more
High Personality Wines Making delicious wines of high personality is directly related to the difficult locations of our vineyard sources, the limited production of our bottlings and the varietals we use. "Character through adversity" is an expression that we believe applies to people and grapevines and surviving adversity builds character, and personality, in both. Single-Vineyard and Limited Bottlings Small and low-yielding vineyards deliver meager amounts of expressive and personality-rich wine. Our single-vineyard Hartford Court Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays total as few as 93 cases up to about 800 cases. Likewise, our Hartford Old-Vine Zinfandels are produced in small quantities. Pinot Noir We love Pinot Noir and in many years make about eight of them with fruit from the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Green Valley, Carneros and Anderson Valley appellations. We feel that Pinot Noir makes the most seductive red wine, notable for its supple, silky texture. Pinot Noir is also known for expressing vineyard site characteristics in a transparent manner. Chardonnay Cool climate Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley Chardonnay vineyards are singularly expressive. Those that are planted with multiple clones, specially matched to their sites, also reflect the distinctive terroir in these high-risk, high-reward locations. Old-Vine Zinfandel Our 80-100 year old Zinfandel vineyards are irreplaceable treasures - and we source our vineyard designated Russian River Valley Zinfandels (150-500 cases) from some of the oldest Zinfandel vineyards in California. The complexity and depth of flavors from these vineyards produce the most consistently bold and unctuous Zinfandels found anywhere. Read less

Member Reviews for Hartford Court Pinot Noir Arrendell Vineyard

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Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
4.00 5
02/18/2012

The nose on this complex Pinot is smoky at launch, with notes of plum, raspberry, cherry, vanilla, chocolate, toffee, crème brulee, anise, and paprika in tow. Floral and woodsy tones follow, with hints of juniper, grass and rosemary in a complex array of layers that open over 30 minutes. The palate is slightly peppery on the attack, with brief astringency, followed by an array of carmel, crème brulee, dark fruits, spicy plum and emerging cherry, vanilla, chocolate, licorice and toffee undertones. Hints of zucchini and tomato add an intermittent vegetal flare. White pepper adds zing on the moderately long finish.


Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
4.00 5
09/13/2010

The nose on this big, complex wine is smokey at launch, with notes of plum, raspberry, cherry, vanilla, chocolate, toffee and paprika in tow. Woodsy tones follow, with hints of juniper, grass and rosemary in a complex array of layers that open over 30 minutes. The palate is slightly peppery on the attack, with brief astringency, followed by arrays of carmel, crème brulee, dark fruits, spicy plum and emerging cherry, vanilla, chocolate, and toffee undertones. Our guess is that this exquisite wine could use another 2 years in the cellar to match its 2004 vintage, which, although rated lower by R.P., is currently more explosive and scrumtious.


Snooth User: Nan1973
8794825
5.00 5
07/03/2011

Aromas of black cherry followed by complex dark fruit flavors. A pricey bottle that's actually worth it.


Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 11/06/2010

This astounding wine opens with a lively array of aromatics. Spicy tones join a complex mix of cherry and bright fruits, intermingling with percussive plum and sage, giving breadth and depth and height to this opulent nose. The palate is pleasantly acidic with sage-driven cherry and bright fruits presenting counterpointed fugues and filling in the strong tannic structure. Good balance and rich concentrations continue throughout many changes. Goes well with brie, gouda and cheddar cheeses, salmon, lamb, pork, turkey, sweet potatoes, chocolate, nuts and all red and dark fruits. Acidity sustains the ongoing evolution of the wine and leads to a warm silky mouthfeel and salivating tongue. Vibrant, complex, long finish with juicy flavors dripping off the sides of the tongue. Wine Fire group tasting 07/04/2010.


Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 11/06/2010

Second tasting 07/24/2010. The second tasting of this wine showed off even more of its extraordinary richness and balance. Wine Fire reviewers gave it a unanimous first place in a summer Pinot finals, pitting winners of a series of previous competitions for this varietal. The nose greets with a lovely cherry and floral bouquet, with notes of plum and dark fruit weaving a sexy and seductive array of pleasing aromas. On the palate, a gentle acidity and well-balanced fruit medley provide a broad array of changing tastes. Over three hours, each sip surprises with a new variation on the themes of cherry, plum, floral, and spice (especially sage and clove). A silky mouthfeel surrounds a voluptuous and complex array of tastes leading to a truly satisfying finish.


Snooth User: WineFire1
57801720
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 09/12/2010

Five glasses


Snooth User: annettefri
3123656
4.50 5
Vintage: 2002 09/06/2007

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Hartford Court Pinot Noir Arrendell Vineyard

External Review
Vintage: 2005 04/30/2010

Hartford Court Pinot Noir Arrendell Vineyard 2005 and all other premium wine from Hartford Court available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 01/16/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2003 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Arrendell Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 1997 01/16/2009

...a beautifully fruity, dark ruby-colored wine with loads of apple skin, cherry jam, and spice in its aromatics and flavors. There is tangy underlying acidity, fine ripeness, and a fleshy mouth-feel with just enough acidity and tannin to buttress th... Robert Parker. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 1997 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Arrendell Vineyard 750ml



Tasting Notes:

The 2007 Arrendell Vineyard Pinot Noir is a deep, garnet-colored wine with complex aromas of red raspberries, grilled sage and baking spices. Concentrated red raspberry and Queen Anne cherry flavors complement silky tannins, layers of complexity and an incredibly long finish.

95 points Wine Enthusiast: The winery's most expensive wine comes from very low-yielding Martini selection grapes planted in 1975. The '07, tasted at a bit more than one year of age, was pronounced in smoky oak and robust tannins, showing jammy flavors of blackberries, cherries, blueberries, anise, cloves and cedar. Hold this powerful wine until 2011. (Aug 2009)

Aged 15 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% French oak; 60% new

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.3% pH: 3.42
Total Acidity: 0.62 grams per liter

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