Hartford Court

707-887-8010 8075 Martinelli Road
Forestville, CA 95436
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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 Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • We met last night for our 2nd annual pre-HVS old vine offline at Pizzeria Rosso ... ... that was DOA, 1997 Hartford Court High Wire that was still plugging along with tart red fruit and soft tannins though the nose was starting to show some oxidation, 2003-2004-2005 Martinelli Jackass Zinfandel vertical of which the '04 was tops. These all had... Read More

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  • The Historic Vineyard Society is holding their annual vineyard tour and dinner today at Pagani Ranch in Kenwood. Last night a few of us got together for a pre-party at Pizzaria Rosso in Santa Rosa. I'll finish the report in the next post to avoid having all the pictures stuffed into the header. Read More

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  • Hartford Court Chardonnay Russian River Valley Four Hearts Vineyards 2007


    First impression was of butterscotch/lemon mix, smooth but with a tinge of acidity. Great balance between the fruit, oak and age. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • The title is self-explanatory. What are you enjoying this evening? Or not? Read More

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  • Hartford Court Chardonnay Russian River Valley Laura's 2003


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    Wine review by EJ1

  • Hartford Court Chardonnay Russian River Valley Four Hearts Vineyards 2009


    Woody, green apple and pear nose. On the palate, some stone fruit, yellow and green apple, and a nice underlying minerality. 3/3/12 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • I generally avoid wine clubs of any sort, even at my favorite wineries--I'm ... I like. First stop was Hartford Court on Martinelli Road.  It's a big building, lovely and warm.  Inside, there were throngs of young German tourists.  Turns out there was a connection between one of the Hartford interns and the young people.  They parted way for us... Read More

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  • Hartford Court Pinot Noir Arrendell Vineyard 2007


    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... Read More

    Wine review by Wine Fire

  • Dutton Goldfield is a well-known and well-respected partnership between long ... winemaker for La Crema and Hartford Court, Dan followed his heart and partnered with his favorite grape growing family. I caught up with Dan recently at the this year’s Sonoma Wine Country weekend and asked him a few questions Read More

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  • Hartford Court Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2006


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    Wine review by pigeonca

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