Hartford Family Winery Hartford Court Seascape Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
Hartford Family Winery Hartford Court Seascape Vineyard Chardonnay
Region: Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, USA
Bottle size: 75cl
WA: 97 points
Seascape Vineyard Chardonnay shows keen acidity with Meyer lemon and exotic floral aromas backed by subtle saline nuances. These complex aromatics are complemented by chamomile, Mandarin orange, and key lime flavors, with a lingering finish of green apple and underlying mineral flavors—a truly unique expression of terroir along the western edge of Sonoma County.
Seascape Vineyard is a six-acre site on a scenic ridgetop, located west of the town of Occidental, in the Sonoma Coast AVA. The vineyard abuts an old redwood grove and looks down upon Bodega Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The well-known Coastlands Vineyard also borders the property. Because there is no ridge between the ocean and the vineyard, Seascape is in an extremely cold spot, and Chardonnay is often picked in November - unusual to say the least. The vineyard is cropped to about two tons per acre to ensure thorough ripening. Although a challenging spot to farm, the reward at Seascape is Chardonnay grapes brimming with personality and a very distinctive terroir.
Hartford Family Winery was founded in 1994 as a result of Don and Jennifer Hartford’s appreciation for the wines, the people, and the unique vineyards near their Russian River Valley home. Located in the Sonoma County town of Forestville, the winery is about 15 miles from the cool Pacific Coast.